Accession Number : ADA184082

Title :   Tropical Cyclone Report, 1986.

Descriptive Note : Annuaal Rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHY COMMAND CENTER/JOINT TYPHOON WARNING CENTER FPO SAN FRANCIS CO 96630

Personal Author(s) : Steinbruck, Charles G ; Hoffman, Carl W ; Patterson, Vernon G

PDF Url : ADA184082

Report Date : Jan 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 181

Abstract : The mission of the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) is multi-faceted and includes: 1) Continuous monitoring of all tropical weather activity in the northern and southern hemispheres, from 180 degrees longitude westward to the east coast of Africa, and prompt issuance of appropriate advisories and alerts when tropical cyclone development is anticipated. 2) Issuing warnings on all significant tropical cyclones in the above area of responsibility. 3) Determination of reconnaissance requirements for tropical cyclone surveillance and assignment of appropriate priorities. 4) Post-storm analysis of all significant tropical cyclones occurring within the western North Pacific and North Indian Oceans, which includes an in-depth analysis of tropical cyclones of note and all typhoons. 5) Cooperation on the operational evaluation of tropical cyclone models and forecast aids, and the development of new techniques to support operational forecast scenarios. Keywords: Tropical cyclone, Forecasting; North Pacific Ocean; Satellite photography; Atmosphere models.

Descriptors :   *WARNING SYSTEMS, *WEATHER FORECASTING, TYPHOONS, MONITORING, COASTAL REGIONS, EAST AFRICA, NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN, SATELLITE PHOTOGRAPHY, TROPICAL REGIONS, WEATHER, TROPICAL CYCLONES, DETERMINATION, RECONNAISSANCE, REQUIREMENTS, INDIAN OCEAN, NORTH(DIRECTION), OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, FORECASTING, SCENARIOS, ATMOSPHERRE MODELS, SURVEILLANCE, PACIFIC OCEAN

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE