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Article Number - E9277F566270


Vol.10(11), pp. 309-316 , November 2017
DOI: 10.5897/JGRP2017.0664
ISSN: 2070-1845



Full Length Research Paper

Re-analysis of tropical cyclone variability from February 1956 to February 2016 over the western North Pacific using the TianGan-DiZhi calendar



Yan Wang
  • Yan Wang
  • Department of Psychology, School of Politics and Law, Jiujiang University, Jiujiang, China.
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 Received: 05 May 2017  Accepted: 08 September 2017  Published: 30 November 2017

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Properly organized data is vital for appropriate statistics and theories. In this study, it was hypothesized that raw tropical cyclone (TC) data labeled with the current Gregorian time system, dampened the dominant signals and order in the data. Therefore, the objective of this study was to explore and reorganize the data, using the TianGan-DiZhi (T-D) calendar. All 6 h TC records in 60 sidereal years over the western North Pacific (WNP) were investigated after the data were transferred from the Gregorian to T-D calendar. TianGan and DiZhi, two collections of elements in the T-D calendar, were then quantified to conduct correlation analyses with different TC parameters. The results showed significant temporal and spatial correlation between 6 h TC records and variables in the T-D calendar over different timescales. Temporally, 6 h TC records in the T-D summer, generally from May 5 to August 6, of the 60 sidereal years were significantly correlated with the strength difference between yearly TianGan and yearly DiZhi for the sidereal years. Spatially, the longitudes and latitudes of 6 h TC records were also significantly correlated with daily variables in the T-D calendar. We conclude that, TC data over the WNP can be better interpreted using the quantified T-D calendar than the Gregorian calendar. Since this ancient time-labeling tool can provide properly organized data, it might be used to modify some inputs in current numerical models to improve forecasting power.

Key words: Tropical cyclone, frequency, temporal, sidereal, Gan-Zhi, calendar.

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APA Wang, Y. (2017). Re-analysis of tropical cyclone variability from February 1956 to February 2016 over the western North Pacific using the TianGan-DiZhi calendar. Journal of Geography and Regional Planning, 10(11), 309-316.
Chicago Yan Wang. "Re-analysis of tropical cyclone variability from February 1956 to February 2016 over the western North Pacific using the TianGan-DiZhi calendar." Journal of Geography and Regional Planning 10, no. 11 (2017): 309-316.
MLA Yan Wang. "Re-analysis of tropical cyclone variability from February 1956 to February 2016 over the western North Pacific using the TianGan-DiZhi calendar." Journal of Geography and Regional Planning 10.11 (2017): 309-316.
   
DOI 10.5897/JGRP2017.0664
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/JGRP/article-abstract/E9277F566270

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