Speed of Tropical Storms and Typhoons After Recurvature in the Western North Pacific Ocean
Burroughs, Lawrence D.
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Twenty-five years of tropical cyclone data (1945-69) for the western North Pacific were evaluated to determine the speed-of-movement characteristics of tropical storms and typhoons following recurvat~re. The results show that the acceleration of storms following recurvature is dependent on the meteorolog1cal characteristics of the storm, and the surrounding synoptic environment which is a function of the time of the year. Forecast equations derived by linear regression techniques are presented for the speed of movement of tropical cyclones 36 hr after recurvature.
The article of record as published may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/1520-0450(1973)012<0452:SOTSAT>2.0.CO;2
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