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1959 Annual Typhoon Report
Annual typhoon rept.
NAVAL PACIFIC METEOROLOGY AND OCEANOGRAPHY CENTER PEARL HARBOR HAWAII JOINT TYPHOON WARNING CENTER
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This report is primarily a summarization of Western North Pacific typhoons and Central North Pacific hurricanes one which occurred during the calendar year 1959. Section III is a general summary of the 1959 typhoon Season and pertains to the number of typhoons, areas of formation and development, physical characteristics, movement, etc. Section IV contains a discussion and evaluation of procedures for the detection of tropical cyclones, and techniques used both in preparing forecasting and in typhoon reconnaissance. Section V contains a short narrative of each typhoon, in chronological order, with post-analysis charts showing best track, eye position fixes, speed of movement, intensity and forecast positions. Also included are tables containing position verification data, and reconnaissance aircraft fixes. Section VI treats of destructive effects of the 1959 typhoons. This information is by no means complete, but merely touches on known losses, using only reports which were readily available to this Command.
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