State of the Sea Around Tropical Cyclones in the Western North Pacific Ocean

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  • 1 Environmental Prediction Research Facility, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif. 93940
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Abstract

The combined sea-height data for the year 1971 for the western North Pacific Ocean are examined to determine the sea-state characteristics around tropical storms and typhoons. The results show that the areal extent about the storms of the combined sea height in the 9–15 ft range is primarily a function of storm duration, intensity (maximum sustained wind) and size. Equations derived by linear regression techniques are presented for describing the state of the sea about tropical cyclones.

Abstract

The combined sea-height data for the year 1971 for the western North Pacific Ocean are examined to determine the sea-state characteristics around tropical storms and typhoons. The results show that the areal extent about the storms of the combined sea height in the 9–15 ft range is primarily a function of storm duration, intensity (maximum sustained wind) and size. Equations derived by linear regression techniques are presented for describing the state of the sea about tropical cyclones.

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