An Evaluation of Sasebo Harbor, Japan as a Typhoon Haven.
ENVIRONMENTAL PREDICTION RESEARCH FACILITY (NAVY) MONTEREY CALIF
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The study is an evaluation of Sasebo Harbor, Japan as a typhoon haven. Characteristics of the harbor discussed include moorings, facilities available, wind and wave action, storm surge and the topographical effects on winds prior to and during the passage of tropical cyclones. Problems to be considered when remaining in port and possible evasion procedures are examined. The tracks of tropical cyclones from 1947-1973 for the western North Pacific were analyzed to determine the probability of threat to the harbor. Observations by the author and information obtained in conversations with harbor authorities are utilized in reaching conclusions.