Hurricane Huko - Accumulated Cyclone Energy

Accumulated Cyclone Energy
Rank Name ACE Rank Name ACE
1 Hernan 20.0 9 Genevieve 3.60
2 Elida 18.1 10 Iselle 3.15
3 Fausto 16.6 (0.735) 11 Cristina 2.46
4 Kenna 14.2 12 Lowell 0.885 (1.09)
5 Huko (12.9) 13 Alika (1.74)
6 Alma 10.3 14 Boris 1.40
7 Douglas 9.33 15 Julio 0.565
8 Ele (7.24)
Total ACE: 101 (23.7) 104 kt2

Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) is a measure of the activity of a hurricane season. It is calculated by squaring the windspeed of a cyclone with at least tropical storm-force winds every six hours, summing the results, and dividing that total by 104. As a tropical cyclone does not have gale-force winds until it becomes a tropical storm, tropical depressions are not included in these tables. For all storms, ACE is given to three significant figures. The ACE in the east Pacific proper (140°W to North America) is given; the ACE in the central Pacific (the International Date Line to 140°W) is given in parentheses.

The table includes the ACE for Ele and Huko accumulated only when those storms were located east of the dateline; their ACE west of the dateline is part of the totals of the 2002 typhoon season.

The National Hurricane Center uses ACE to rank hurricane seasons as above-normal, near-normal, and below-normal. It defines below-normal as having an ACE less than 95*104 kt2 kt2; It defines above normal as having an ACE above 150*104 kt2 along with the numbers of any two of the following above average: tropical storms (15), hurricanes (9), or major hurricanes (4); It defines near-normal as having an ACE between 100*104 kt2 and 150*104 kt2, or an ACE above 150*104 kt2 with fewer than two of the numbers of the following above average: tropical storms (15), hurricanes (9), or major hurricanes (4).

The 2002 season had a total of fifteen tropical storms, eight hurricanes, and 7 major hurricanes. The total ACE of the season was 101*104 kt2 in the east Pacific proper. This qualifies the 2002 season as near-normal.

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