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Definition of Typhoon Typhoon      is a tropical cyclone with winds of 120 km/h (74 mph) or faster that forms over the Pacific Ocean west of the International Date Line and north of the equator. Is a violent cyclone that occurs in the northwest Pacific Ocean Typhoons feature heavy rains and winds that maintain speeds equal to or greater than 74 miles (119 kilometers) per hour. Similar storms that occur in other parts of the world are called tropical cyclones or hurricanes The word typhoon comes from the Chinese term tai-fung, meaning great wind.

Characteristics of Typhoon  Storm Scale A tropical cyclone is defined as a non-frontal synoptic scale low pressure system that occurs over either tropical or sub-tropical waters. This scale occurs either with organized convection or with definite cyclonic types of wind circulation.  Season The typhoon season is not limited to certain months, as the hurricane season usually is. A typhoon may occur during any month of the calendar year, although the storms tend to peak between May and November.  Paths A typhoon usually follows three different directions: straight, recurving and northward. A straight path is defined as a westward path; the storm will head toward the Philippines, the south of China, Taiwan and Vietnam. A storm that follows a recurving path will head towards the east of China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan 2. Typhoon Prone Areas

dry air" from icy Siberia. is felt every month of November until February 4. Amihan  Also known as the northeast monsoon draws "cold. usually coming from China and Siberia . Wind Flow of Monsoon Diagram . Habagat   is also known as the southwest monsoon It is the Violent wind brought by typhoons of the tropics B.3.  is a cold wind . China and Japan. A. Definition of Monsoon Monsoon      A wind system that influences large climatic regions and reverses direction seasonally Seasonal changes in atmospheric circulation and precipitation associated with the asymmetric heating of land and sea Seasonal reversing wind accompanied by corresponding changes in precipitation Is a seasonal prevailing wind which lasts for several months Are caused by the larger amplitude of the seasonal cycle of land temperature compared to that of nearby oceans.

Land Breeze    is a type of wind that blows from the land to the ocean. but only to a depth of a few inches.5. Land breezes usually occur at night. winds will move offshore. Wind Flow due to Heat    All air flows are powered by the heat energy given to the ground by the Sun. land breezes can also be experienced near any large body of water such as a lake. When there is a temperature difference between the land surface and the ocean. Air flows try to get rid of this heat as efficiently as possible. Although commonly associated with ocean shorelines. At night.  . Heated air flows away from where it is heated to where it can best send its heat back to space. During the day. the sun will heat land surfaces. water will retain more of its heat than land surfaces.

It is formed by increasing temperature differences between the land and water. cooler air from the sea to move inland. and forces higher pressure. Generally. air temperature gets cooler relative to nearby locations as one move closer to a large body of water.Sea-breeze   onshore breeze Is a wind from the sea that develops over land near coasts. . these create a pressure minimum over the land due to its relative warmth.

Coronado Submitted to: Arch.1 Tropical Design / AR22FA1 Submitted by: Nerinel M.Technological Institute of the Philippines Assignment no. Samson .