Accession Number : ADA185068

Title :   Opportunities for Tropical Cyclone Motion Research in the Northwest Pacific Region.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Oct 86-Sep 87,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Sandgathe, Scott A

PDF Url : ADA185068

Report Date : Aug 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : Tropical cyclone track prediction problems in the Northwest Pacific region that need to be researched are reviewed from the perspective of the operational forecaster. This information is provided as background for the upcoming Office of Naval Research field experiment on tropical cyclone motion. A short-term climatology of the frequency and spatial distribution of tropical cyclones is provided. Seven classes of operationally interested track forecast situations are described. Each cyclone from 1982 through 1985 is tabulated in terms of these classes.

Descriptors :   *TYPHOONS, *TROPICAL CYCLONES, *WEATHER FORECASTING, PATHS, NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN, WEST(DIRECTION), MOTION, TRACKING, PREDICTIONS, FREQUENCY, SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION, METEOROLOGICAL DATA

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE