Typhoon Turning Atlas

by Weihong Qian, Xiaolong Shan, Haoyuan Liang


Typhoons with unusual tracks are difficult to forecast with respect to whether, when, and where typhoon turning occurs based on traditional synoptic charts and numerical weather forecast model products. This typhoon turning atlas provides an additional tool to deal with the typhoon turning question by using a physical decomposition method together with thousands of plots. In particular, this atlas provides important information of 322 historical typhoons that occurred in the past three decades and demonstrates how they were influenced respectively.

Sample Chapter(s)
Chapter 1: Variable Decomposition (6,329 KB)

  • Variable Decomposition
  • Typhoons Without Obvious Turning Motions
  • Intensity Peaked in the South China Sea
  • Intensity Peaked in the Philippines
  • Intensity Peaked in the Taiwan Area
  • Intensity Peaked in the East Seas of China
  • Intensity Peaked in the Pacific

Readership: Graduates, researchers, and meteorologists who are interested in typhoons and forecasting, earth science, meteorology, and complex systems.
  • World Scientific Publishing Company; May 2014
  • ISBN: 9789814525206
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF format
  • Title: Typhoon Turning Atlas
  • Author: Weihong Qian; Xiaolong Shan; Haoyuan Liang
  • Imprint: WSPC