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dc.contributor.authorChang, C.-P.
dc.contributor.authorLiu, C.H.
dc.contributor.authorKuo, H.C.
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-25T22:59:59Z
dc.date.available2013-09-25T22:59:59Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier.citationChang, C.-P., C. H. Liu, and H. C. Kuo, 2003: Typhoon Vamei: An equatorial tropical cyclone formation. Geophys. Res. Let., 30, 50 1-4.(Manuscript)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/36685
dc.descriptionGeophys. Res. Let., 30, 50 1-4.(Manuscript)en_US
dc.description.abstractDue to the diminishing Coriolis effect, the belt 300 km either side of the equator has been considered tropical cyclone-free. Typhoon Vamei, which developed near Singapore on 27 December 2001, was the first recorded tropical cyclone formation within 1.5 degrees of the equator. The development was the result of two interacting systems, a weak Borneo vortex that drifted into the southern tip of the South China Sea and remained there for four days, and a strong and persistent cold surge that created the large background cyclonic vorticity at the equator. The probability of a similar equatorial development is estimated to be once every 100- 400 years. Due to the diminishing Coriolis effect, the belt 300 km either side of the equator has been considered tropical cyclone-free. Typhoon Vamei, which developed near Singapore on 27 December 2001, was the first recorded tropical cyclone formation within 1.5 degrees of the equator. The development was the result of two interacting systems, a weak Borneo vortex that drifted into the southern tip of the South China Sea and remained there for four days, and a strong and persistent cold surge that created the large background cyclonic vorticity at the equator. The probability of a similar equatorial development is estimated to be once every 100- 400 years.en_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleTyphoon Vamei: An equatorial tropical cyclone formationen_US


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