Factors Affecting Typhoon

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Factors Affecting Typhoon Table of Contents Introduction …………………………………………………………………… 1 Factors That Affects Typhoon …………………………………………… 2 Weather Forecasting …………………………………………………… 3 Station Model …………………………………………………... 4 ▪ Air Pressure …………………………………………………… 4 ▪ Temperature …………………………………………………… 5 ▪ Sky Cover …………………………………………………... 5 ▪ Wind Direction and Wind Speed …………………………... 5-6 ▪ Current Weather …………………………………………… 7 The Role of PAGASA in Weather Forecasting …………………………… 8 Conclusion …………………………………………………………………… 9 INTRODUCTION What is a typhoon? A typhoon is a mature tropical cyclone that develops in the western part of the…show more content…
The number 138 in the station model represents air pressure. Air pressure readings are obtained using barometer. Temperature Temperature is a measure of the degree of hotness of the air. In the station model it is expressed in degrees Fahrenheit ((F). Air temperature is obtained using thermometer and a thermograph. Sky cover Cloud or sky cover indicates cloud formation. The amount that the circle at the center of the station model is filled in reflects the approximate amount that the sky is covered with clouds. Wind Speed and Wind Direction Wind speed and wind direction are represented on the station model by a combination of a wind arrow shaft and wind barbs around the station model. The wind is measured using an anemometer. The orientation of the arrow shaft on the model indicates wind direction. Winds are named from the direction from which they are blowing. Hence, north wind is from the north. The number and length of barbs on the tail of the arrow shaft indicates the wind speed express in knots, which means nautical miles per hour. Knots are 15% larger in value than the familiar miles or kilometers per hour. If there is only a circle depicted over the station model with no wind symbol present means, it can be interfered that the wind is calm. Current Weather Current weather pertains to the observation of the presence of

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