Accession Number : AD0776232

Title :   An Evaluation of Hong Kong Harbor as a Typhoon Haven,


Personal Author(s) : Mautner,Donald A. ; Brand,Samson

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : The study evaluates the harbor of Hong Kong as a typhoon haven. Characteristics of the harbor under tropical cyclone conditions, including topographical effects on the wind, storm surge, and reliability of moorings and anchorages are discussed and highlighted by two case studies (Typhoon ROSE, August 1971 and Typhoon WANDA, September 1962). Problem areas to be considered if remaining in port and possible evasion procedures for ships sailing from the port are examined for tropical cyclones approaching from various direct directions. Tropical cyclone tracks for 87 years of data (1884-1970) for the western North Pacific Ocean are examined in order to determine the probability of threat to the port of Hong Kong. Results suggest early sortie action under threatening conditions by all Fleet units capable of evasion at sea. An operationally oriented flow diagram summarizing the locations of the various sections of the text that could be used in decision making is also presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Hong Kong, *Harbors, *Typhoons, Tropical cyclones, Marine meteorology, Facilities

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE