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Takamura, N., and A. Wada, 2020: Unusual characteristics of extratropical transition of typhoons in August 2016. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 98, 691-706. Abstract with highlights

Plain Language Summary: To identify the unusual characteristics such as frequent landfall and extratropical transition in August 2016, this study examines typhoons in August and September by conducting k-means cluster, cyclone phase space and composite analyses and case study. We also compare the results of the analyses for this period with those in August from 2001 to 2015 and those in September 2016. As a result, the synoptic environments around the typhoons explain the unusual track and the frequent extratropical transition in August 2016.