Multiple Linear Regression Model for Prediction of Summer Tropical Cyclone Genesis Frequency over the Western North Pacific

북서태평양 태풍발생빈도 예측을 위한 다중회귀모델 개발

  • Choi, Ki-Seon (National Typhoon Center, Korea Meteorological Administration) ;
  • Cha, Yu-Mi (National Typhoon Center, Korea Meteorological Administration) ;
  • Chang, Ki-Ho (National Typhoon Center, Korea Meteorological Administration) ;
  • Lee, Jong-Ho (National Typhoon Center, Korea Meteorological Administration)
  • Received : 2013.07.05
  • Accepted : 2013.08.14
  • Published : 2013.08.30


This study has developed a multiple linear regression model (MLRM) for the seasonal prediction of the summer tropical cyclone genesis frequency (TCGF) over the western North Pacific (WNP) using the four teleconnection patterns. These patterns are representative of the Siberian high Oscillation (SHO) in the East Asian continent, the North Pacific Oscillation (NPO) in the North Pacific, Antarctic oscillation (AAO) near Australia, and the circulation in the equatorial central Pacific during the boreal spring (April-May). This statistical model is verified by analyzing the differences hindcasted for the high and low TCGF years. The high TCGF years are characterized by the following anomalous features: four anomalous teleconnection patterns such as anticyclonic circulation (positive SHO phase) in the East Asian continent, pressure pattern like north-high and south-low in the North Pacific, and cyclonic circulation (positive AAO phase) near Australia, and cyclonic circulation in the Nino3.4 region were strengthened during the period from boreal spring to boreal summer. Thus, anomalous trade winds in the tropical western Pacific (TWP) were weakened by anomalous cyclonic circulations that located in the subtropical western Pacific (SWP) in both hemispheres. Consequently, this spatial distribution of anomalous pressure pattern suppressed convection in the TWP, strengthened convection in the SWP instead.


Supported by : Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA)


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