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Typhoons

by sukhtviv
Last updated 5 years ago

Discipline:
Science
Subject:
Earth Sciences
Grade:
9

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Typhoons

Typhoon Vera

Typhoons start forming over warm water and humid air. Usually between latitudes 10 and 20 north in the Pacific Ocean. The warm air rises from the water’s surface leaving less air and low pressure area forms, and then pulling air around it which warms and rises. Because of elevations, clouds are created and a rotation begins. If the temperatures of the water are favorable then an eye will eventually form. Typhoons start forming over warm water and humid air. Usually between latitudes 10 and 20 north in the Pacific Ocean. The warm air rises from the water’s surface leaving less air and low pressure area forms, and then pulling air around it which warms and rises. Because of elevations, clouds are created and a rotation begins. If the temperatures of the water are favorable then an eye will eventually form.

Typhoons

Countries that experience Typhoons: Guam, Marianas Islands, Philippines, Taiwan, southern China, South Korea, southern Japan and Vietnam.

Typhoon Vera was being created on September 20th, 1959, it had formed late the next day. The day after, it was given the status of a typhoon with winds of 138 km/h. Typhoon Vera actually hit Japan on the morning of September 26, slamming the southeast coast in the Kansai Region. It started weakening quickly while crossing the largest island, Honshu. By the 27th it had reemerged into the Pacific Ocean.

4-8 in of rain had occured causing much flooding during the Typhoon. About 149,187 homes were damaged or destroyed. 5000 people had died, 38,921 had gone missing and 1,596,855 were homeless. Damage amounted was 500-600 billion yen, or $1.67 billion US dollars.

Buildings are designed to resist the maximum wind pressure from all directions. The cladding is applied to put the pressure loads onto the structure, which must also be strong enough to handle it. Therefore braces or frames are also built as a support. The foundation of the structures are also built to have a big enough resistance from being uplifted.

Path of Typhoon Vera

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