Typhoons in the Philippine Islands, 1901-1934



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Ribera, Pedro and García Herrera, Ricardo and Gimeno, Luis and Hernández Martín, Emiliano (2005) Typhoons in the Philippine Islands, 1901-1934. Climate research, 29 (1). pp. 85-90. ISSN 0936-577X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/cr029085


A chronology of typhoons and storms in the Western North Pacific is presented, based on the previous work of Miguel Selga, a former director of the Manila Observatory. It includes data about 863 typhoons, storms and depressions over the western Pacific area between 1901 and 1934. The chronology provides information covering a wide area, from Guam to the Gulf of Tonkin and from the equator to Japan. The resulting typhoon series has been included in a database, which is freely accessible, and annual typhoon occurrence and trajectories are also shown. A comparison of the typhoon passage frequency over the Philippine area with a previously available chronology was made to assure the validity of Selga's observations, showing good agreement.

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© Inter-Research 2005. This study was partially supported by the Risk Prediction Initiative, under Grant RPI02-2-009. The authors thank F. Koek, for providing a copy of the original Selga (1935) paper, and Chris Landsea and 2 anonymous reviewers, whose comments helped us to improve the manuscript.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Tropical cyclone activity; Western North Pacific; El-niño; Oscillation; Frequency; Landfalls; Guangdong; Events; China
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Astrophysics
Sciences > Physics > Astronomy
ID Code:34778
Deposited On:09 Dec 2015 18:08
Last Modified:10 Dec 2018 15:05

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