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In this work, self-organizing maps (SOM) technique is applied to objective classification of the large-scale circulations before tropical cyclogenesis over the western North Pacific (WNP), followed by possible interpretations of the associated environmental conditions for cyclogenesis.

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Five large-scale circulation patterns favorable for WNP tropical cyclogenesis are obtained via objective classification. This work may help identify distinct synoptic patterns for tropical cyclogenesis and improve tropical cyclone formation forecast.

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This page is a summary of: Clustering of large‐scale circulation patterns during tropical cyclone preformation period using self‐organizing maps, International Journal of Climatology, April 2022, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/joc.7626.
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