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Mission Statement


Typhoon most commonly denotes a western North Pacific typhoon, a specific form of tropical cyclones (TCs). Around 26 TCs usually form annually in the western North Pacific, with three or so making landfall on Japan. TCs occasionally bring strong winds and cause flooding, landslides, storm surges and high waves resulting in significant loss of human life and property. However, they also replenish stocks of water and provide numerous other benefits. Since TCs are deeply connected with human society, accurate TC forecasts are enthusiastically required to mitigate natural disasters. To improve TC forecasting more accurately, Typhoon Research Department staffs engage in theoretical, analytical and modeling research regarding TC generation, intensification, maximum intensity, tracking and extra-tropical transition, as well as TC-related phenomena.


Kazumasa AONASHI

last update : Nov. 5 2014
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