Tropical Cyclones to Merge

Posted by on Monday, July 24, 2017
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It has mostly been a quiet season in the western Pacific Basin.

However that has all changed. There are now multiple tropical cyclones.

Of note are Typhoon Noru and Tropical Storm Kulap.

Oddly enough, both of these features appear to be merging with one another.

The merger is known as the Fujiwhara effect.

The Fujiwhara effect, sometimes referred to as Fujiwara interaction or binary interaction, is when two nearby cyclonic vortices orbit each other and close the distance between the circulations of their corresponding low-pressure areas.

Typhoon Noru  is the Pacific's first typhoon of 2017.

Once Kulap is consumed, Noru may spin in the western Pacific for another two weeks.

The Team

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