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ITOP: Impact of Typhoons on the Pacific Ocean August 2010- East of Taiwan Dr. Linwood Vincent* Dr.Terri Paluszkiewicz, Dr.Ron Ferek, Dr. Dan Eleuterio.

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1 ITOP: Impact of Typhoons on the Pacific Ocean August East of Taiwan Dr. Linwood Vincent* Dr.Terri Paluszkiewicz, Dr.Ron Ferek, Dr. Dan Eleuterio Director*, Ocean, Atmosphere and Space Research Division Ocean Battlespace Sensing Department Office of Naval Research Arlington, VA Phone: Emphasis on Western Pacific

2 GOALS: Significantly improve the ability (1) to characterize and predict ocean impact of typhoons in Westpac and (2) improve typhoon prediction Basic science objective: Understand processes governing how a typhoon interacts with the ocean structure, the feedbacks to the atmosphere and storm intensity focussing on the Western Pacific. Typhoons Impact Upper Ocean Thermal Structure Six Months/Year Each Storm Has A 1-2 week impact on Ocean Thermal Structure Major Potential Impact On Mixed Layer Depth Numbers of Typhoons Per Year




6 INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS Taiwan National Taiwan University Central Weather Bureau of Taiwan National Central University National Applied Research Laboratories of Taiwan Taiwanese Naval Academy Japan Japan Meteorological Agency Philippines Laboratory Marine Science Institute (University of the Philippines) Europe NATO Undersea Research Centre (NURC) European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)

7 US PARTICIPANTS Office of Naval Research (ONR) Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) United States Air Force-53 rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) UCSD-Scripps Institute of Oceanography University of Washington-Applied Physics Lab University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) University of Miami-Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing (CSTARS & RSMAS) University of Wisconsin-Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) General Dynamics SRI International

8 Scientists Richard Allan, Jim Bellingham, Kotaro Bessho, Peter Black, Mike Caruso, Luca Centurioni, Ting-Huai Chang, Ming-Huei Chang, Ya-Ting Chang, Shenn-Yu Chao, Chia-Rong Chen, Sue Chen, Shuyi Chen, Kai Chieh, Hwa Chien, Kun-Hsuan Chou, Robert Creasy, Eric D’Asaro, Roy Deatherage, Tony DePalma, Jim Doyle, Daniel Eleuterio, Russ Elsberry, Ronald Ferek, Gary Foley, Rosalinda Fortier, Ralph Foster, Michael Godin, Hans Graber, Ramsey Harcourt, Scott Harper, Patrick Harr, Jeffrey Hawkins, Derrick Herndon, Heather Hornick, Jochen Horstmann, Chung-Yi Hsu, Daniel Jacobs, Sen Jan, Yiing Jang, Steven Jayne, Hao Jin, Jeff Kerling, Brandon Kerns, Dong-Shan Ko, Dorota Kolber, Matt Kucas, Craig Lee, Chia-Ying Lee, Ren- Chieh Lien, LL Lin, Po-Hsuing Lin, Scot Loehrer, Jimmy Lu, Barry Ma, Chris McCall, Jim Moore, Jan Morzel, Tetsuo Nakazawa, Theresa Paluszkiewicz, Andy Penny, Jim Price, Lam Fei Pun, Luc Rainville, Kim Richardson, Tom Sanford, Kiyotomi Sato, Geoff Shilling, Leilani Solera, Louis St. Laurent, Greg Stossmeister, Peter Sullivan, Shao-Liang Sung, J.H. Tai, David Tang, Christopher Velden, Linwood Vincent, Chris Wackerman, Akiyoshi Wada, David Walker, Shouping Wang, Ho-Hsuan Wei, Steve Williams, Neil Williams, Chun-Chieh Wu, Munehiko Yamaguchi, Yih Yang, Tzu- Hsuan Yang, Zheng Yuan-Ming Special Mention: Peter Niiler

9 53 rd weather Reconnaissance Squadron, 403 rd Wing, Keesler AFB, MS: 99 personnel overall Air Force ITOP Program Manager and primary POC LtCol Roy Deatherage Mission Commander, Guam OPS LtCol Greg Lufkin, LtCol Jeff Ragusa, LtCol Dave Price Mission Planner, Guam OPS Capt Mike Andersen, LtCol John Shannon, Capt Deena Shultz Flight Manager, Guam OPS SMSgt Lori Curtis Other Personnel MSgt James Dahl, MSgt James Dahl, SMSgt Charles Moore,TSgt Alex Mitchell, TSgt Stephen Holtorff, TSgt Joseph Ewing,MSgt Randy Bynon, CMSgt Rick Cumbo, MSgt Ed Scherzer,Maj John Wagner, LtCol Dave Borsi, LtCol Scott Dufreche,Maj Jerry Rutland, LtCol Pat Ryan, Maj Dwayne Russell,Maj Deeann Lufkin, Maj Deeann Lufkin, LtCol Warren Madden,Capt Tina Smith, Capt Tina Smith, Capt Tobi Baker,SMSgt Tony Hlavac, MSgt Vince Burden, MSgt Lonnie James, SrA Tom Barnaby, MSgt Jeff Stack, SrA Jenna Daniel,SrA Tom Barnaby, MSgt Willard Boedecker, TSgt Troy Bickham, TSgt Scott Blair,TSgt Amy Lee, SSgt Larry Banks Plus the crew of the Revelle, the Taiwanese vessels, DOTSTAR, etc.

10 US Navy (ONR, NRL, NPS) US Air Force SAR Providers (ESA, RADARSAT) National Taiwan University Japan Meteorological Agency ECMWF US Weather Agencies (NWS, JWTC, NAVO, FNMOC) THANK YOU ORGANIZATIONS PROVIDING SIGNIFICANT SUPPORT TO ITOP

11 The 53 rd WRS provided help and encouragement, in the planning process, helped secure Air Force support when it became clear the Air Force could not accept Navy funding, and then conducted the Experiment in their highly professional manner, as usual.


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