Monitoring the North Pacific for Improved Ocean, Weather and Climate Forecasts
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE APPLIED PHYSICS LAB
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This work is funded by the National Oceanographic Partnership Program NOPP. The goal is to bring together a unique set of observational and modeling opportunities that currently exist within the partnering institutions and agencies to monitor the North Pacific Ocean. The ultimate purpose is to understand the effects of seasonal and decadal variability on short-term North American weather and climate forecasts. Within the larger scope of the projects long-term goals, the specific objective of this initial partnership effort is to extend in-situ TAO array observations North of 20 degrees N, and in-situ acoustic measurements of integrated heat content to the south and west Pacific, and to combine these measurements and satellite altimeter data in numerical ocean models.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods