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
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.
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