Surface Latent Heat Flux Associated with Coastal Earthquake and Typhoon Intensification

Principal Investigator: Prof. Chiu Longsang

Start Date: 2008/02/01
End Date: 2009/01/31
Type of Grant: Direct Grant for Research (2007-2008) íV 1st Round

The purpose of this proposal is to investigate the relationship between remotely sensed surface latent heat flux and coastal earthquakes and typhoon intensification.

Amongst natural hazards, earthquakes and typhoons are the deadliest and most damaging. Earthquake occurrence is also by far least predictable. The prediction of Typhoon tracks using numerical weather prediction models has reasonable success. The intensity forecast remains a formidable challenge. This project can contribute to understanding the use of SLHF in coastal earthquake prediction and typhoon intensification.