Impacts of 2006's Weather: Major Stories of the Year


Tropical Cyclones in the Western North Pacific

Shoji Kusunoki, MRI, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan; and N. Mannoji

The western North Pacific is the most active area of tropical cyclones (TCs). More than one thirds of the TCs in the world form in this area, and they hits the most populated areas such as Philippines, Vietnam, China bringing disasters. The features on the activities of the tropical cyclones (TCs) in the western North Pacific in 2006 are described, including number of TCs, the disasters brought by TCs and so on.

Session 1, Major International Events
Tuesday, 16 January 2007, 8:25 AM-9:45 AM, Ballroom C2

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