JDR Vol.8 No.3 pp. 473-483
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2013.p0473

Survey Report:

Difference in Typhoon Damage Report Data

Shinya Shimokawa and Takahiro Kayahara

Storm, Flood and Landslide Research Unit, Monitoring and Forecast Research Department, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention, Tennodai 3-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0006, Japan

September 18, 2012
November 11, 2012
June 1, 2013
typhoon disaster, damage report, geophysical review, human damage, housing damage

There are differences in damage report data used in the analysis of damage caused by typhoons. Damage report data is found in the Geophysical Review by the Japan Meteorological Agency (1951-2002), the damage reports by the Fire and DisasterManagement Agency (1999-2008), and 47 prefectural damage reports. This paper highlights the major differences in Kagoshima and Shizuoka prefectures, where damage reports have published continuously over a longer term than other prefectures, and speculates on reasons for these differences. Likely reasons include differences in the target period, e.g., Typhoon No.4 in 2007, reporting date such as an early report not updated, e.g., Typhoon No.8 in 2000, and damage criteria, e.g., Typhoon Nos. 10, 11, and 12 in 1961.

Cite this article as:
S. Shimokawa and T. Kayahara, “Difference in Typhoon Damage Report Data,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.8, No.3, pp. 473-483, 2013.
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