Typhoon Haiyan (Invited Presentation)

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Tuesday, 6 January 2015: 9:30 AM
229AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Jeff Weber, UCAR, Boulder, CO

Typhoon Haiyan was one of the strongest tropical storms ever recorded, it wreaked havoc on portions of Southeast Asia, and most severely on the Phillipines.

Haiyan is the deadliest typhoon in Philippine history and holds the record for the strongest wind speeds at landfall and perhaps the greatest wind speeds ever generated by a tropical system.

We will investigate the atmospheric conditions that set up to generate Haiyan as well as examine the impact of the typhoon on the Philippine islands and its inhabitants.