UNC-Chapel Hill GEOG 370 - Typhoons Affecting Taiwan - Current Understandings and Future Challenges (5 pages)

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Geog 370 - INTRO TO GEOG INFO Lecture 3
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Typhoons affecting Taiwan Current understandings and future challenges C C Wu and Y H Kuo 1999 Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 80 1 67 80 Presented by Scott Zeman GEOG 370 2 26 08 Problem The strong interaction between Taiwan s Central Mountain range CMR and the lack of meteorological data over the Pacific Ocean make the forecasting of typhoons difficult Objective Provide suggestions for further research by reviewing data of typhoons affecting Taiwan Methods Testing Review of observational studies Review of numerical studies In depth study of Typhoon Herb including model analysis Results The typhoon track is deflected north before reaching the CMR and south afterwards The CMR enhances heavy precipitation to the right of the storm track The CMR substantially increased rainfall from Typhoon Herb focusing it on the western side of the mountains Conclusions Improvement in quantity and quality of data associated with typhoons is important Numerical models are the essential tool for typhoon forecasting and research Criticisms Study was too broad and as a result the conclusions were unspecific



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