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Journal of Ocean University of China

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 33–39 | Cite as

An elliptical wind field model of typhoons

  • Wang Xiuqin 
  • Qian Chengchun 
  • Wang Wei 
  • Yan Tong 
Research Papers

Abstract

An elliptical wind field model of typhoons is put forward based on the characteristics of the typhoon wind fields occurring in the Yellow Sea and Bohai Sea. By contrasting it with the circular typhoon wind field model, it is found that the elliptical model can adequately represent the real wind field and trace the process of a typhoon storm surge. The numerically simulated results of storm surges by using the elliptical model are in good agreement with the observations and markedly better than those by using the circular model.

Key words

elliptical wind field model tropical cyclone storm surge numerical simulation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wang Xiuqin 
    • 1
  • Qian Chengchun 
    • 1
  • Wang Wei 
    • 1
  • Yan Tong 
    • 2
  1. 1.Physical Oceanography LaboratoryOcean University of ChinaQjngdaoP.R.China
  2. 2.Rear Service CompanyOcean University of ChinaQingdaoP.R.China

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