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Jiangsu coast
Hypothetical tropical cyclone
Central pressure
Maximum wind speed
Typhoon track
Jin-hai Zheng
Sang Sang
Jin-cheng Wang
Chun-yan Zhou
Hong-jun Zhao
Article by Jin-hai Zheng
Article by Sang Sang
Article by Jin-cheng Wang
Article by Chun-yan Zhou
Article by Hong-jun Zhao

Numerical simulation of typhoon-induced storm surge along Jiangsu coast, Part I: Analysis of tropical cyclone

Jin-hai Zheng a,b,*, Sang Sang b, Jin-cheng Wang b, Chun-yan Zhou a,b, Hong-jun Zhao a,b

a Key Laboratory of Coastal Disaster and Defence (Hohai University), Ministry of Education, Nanjing 210098, China
b College of Harbor, Coastal and Offshore Engineering, Hohai University, Nanjing 210098, China


The Tropical Cyclone Best Track Dataset issued by the Shanghai Typhoon Institute (STI) of the China Meteorological Administration (CMA), for the period from 1949 to 2013, was analyzed, and the typhoons threatening the Jiangsu coast were categorized into three different classes in terms of track, including typhoons making straight landfall, typhoons active in offshore areas, and typhoons moving northward after landfall. On the basis of the 65-year dataset, the typhoon parameters of these three categories, including the central pressure and the maximum wind speed, were investigated. Statistical analysis suggested that the minimum central pressure increased northward and shoreward gradually. The relationship between the maximum wind speed and the minimum central pressure was established through second-order polynomial fitting. Considering typhoons No. 1210, No. 0012, and No. 9711 as the basic typhoons, ten hypothetical cyclones with typical tracks and minimum central pressure occurring during the period from 1949 to 2013 were designed, providing the driving conditions for numerical simulation of typhoon-induced storm surges along the Jiangsu coast.

Keywords Jiangsu coast   Hypothetical tropical cyclone   Central pressure   Maximum wind speed   Typhoon track  
Received 2016-06-22 Revised 2016-12-15 Online: 2017-01-31 
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wse.2017.03.004

This work was supported by the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (Grant No. 51425901) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 41606042).

Corresponding Authors: Jin-hai Zheng
Email: jhzheng@hhu.edu.cn
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