PICTURE OF THE MONTH: An Example of the “Fujiwhara Effect” in the West Pacific Ocean

@inproceedings{Jager1968PICTUREOT,
  title={PICTURE OF THE MONTH: An Example of the “Fujiwhara Effect” in the West Pacific Ocean},
  author={Gilbert Jager},
  year={1968}
}
~The “Fujiwhara Effect” is the name meteorologists use to describe the most spectacular of interactions between vortex pairs, that of tropical storms. The name comes from S. Fujiwhara whose studies on this phenomenon were published several decades ago (e.g. [l]). The interaction of vortex pairs is quite complex. Vortices may either attract or repel one another. Rotation will take place about a center of gravity (c.f. [2]) located on a straight line or great circle connecting them. The specific… CONTINUE READING