A Study of Recurving Tropical Cyclones > or = 34 kt (18 m/sec) in the Northwest Pacific 1970-1979.
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Recurving tropical cyclones in the Northwest Pacific region were studied to observe their behavior relative to track and intensity. Tropical cyclones occurring from 1970 through 1979 were selected for this study and categorized into three groups based upon their maximum intensity. Parameters relating to point to recurvature, direction and speed of movement, and intensity were analyzed. The skill of forecasting speed of movement by a solution to a first order differential equation was investigated.