A documentary in the United States on occurrence of tropical cyclones. A rubbled area after being hit by a tropical cyclone. Soldiers carrying a dead body on a stretcher. Cyclones are known by different names based on their geographical locations. Animation depicts names of cyclones in different areas with the help of a map. In the Western Pacific they are known as typhoons. They are known as Baguio in the Philippines. They are called cyclones in the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal. In Australia they are called Willy-Willy. A cyclone is called a hurricane in the Eastern Pacific, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. Characteristics of tropical cyclones. Counter clockwise wind flow at the time of a cyclone. The pressure when the tropical cyclone approaches. The eye of the tropical cyclone may be very small or very large in diameter. The strongest winds around an eye average from 90-150 knots. The storm is divided into semicircles for orientation. The right semicircle is considered to be the most dangerous semicircle because of its stronger wind. The left is considered to be relatively less dangerous because of somewhat weaker winds. A demonstration is done by considering ships stuck in both the parts. The ship stuck in the right semicircle revolving in the area. The ship stuck in the left one arrives towards the end and comes out of the storm. Ships underway at sea during a storm. Clouds in the sky. Rain begins to fall. A man checking a parametric center. Animation shows a ship arriving towards the storm center. The ship's radar used to locate the ship's location.
A technician works on a bomb rack of an aircraft aboard aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) in Pacific Ocean. Ordinance men work on bombs under wing of A-7E aircraft as a man push a cart carrying bomb. Pilot in the cockpit closes the canopy of the aircraft. A-7E is being rolled on the catapult and stabilizers being checked before it launches off. Men work underneath RA 5C. Nose wheel of the aircraft moves over the catapult.
United States Navy aircrafts A-7E parked aboard the super carrier Kitty Hawk in Pacific Ocean. Men attach bombs under the wing of the plane as other men push carts carrying bombs. Pilot sits in the cockpit with its canopy open. A man gives signal to the Pilot of A-7E moving on a catapult. A-7E takes off.
A man checks the arresting cable aboard the Super carrier Kitty Hawk in Pacific Ocean. United States Navy aircrafts A-7E being towed across the deck as UH2C helicopter is seen in the background. Aircrafts land on the super carrier. A man picks up the arresting cable and uses his feet trying to knock out a pin to change cable.
A documentary titled 'Typhoons and Hurricanes' about damage caused by a tropical cyclone. A satellite shows the center of a cyclone in the Pacific Ocean. High waves in water. A ship underway. Water breaking over the ship. An injured ship crewman is treated by doctors in a hospital. Wrecked ships at a shore. Wrecked shore installations.
A documentary on the occurrence of tropical cyclones. A ship underway in the Pacific Ocean. The ship gets stuck in a typhoon. Water breaking over the surface of the ship. Ships at a port in the United States. Preventive measures taken by ship's crew require analysis of: tropical cyclone forecasted danger area, measure of the harbor, and the type of vessel involved. Safe havens should be known. Books related to these on a table. Sasebo Harbor in Japan is one of the safe haven. A map locates the harbor. Hills and mountains in the background. The harbor is well equipped with repair and service facilities. Ships anchored in the harbor.