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dc.contributor.authorCarr, Lester E., III.
dc.contributor.authorBoothe, Mark A.
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Sean R.
dc.contributor.authorKent, Chris S.
dc.contributor.authorElsberry Russell L.
dc.date10/94-9/95
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-27T23:23:49Z
dc.date.available2013-02-27T23:23:49Z
dc.date.issued1995-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/28829
dc.description.abstractThis report continues the development of the Systematic Approach to tropical cyclone track forecasting by Carr and Elsberry (1994) with specific application to the western Pacific region. Five years (1989-93) of 12-h Naval Operational Global Atmospheric Prediction System (NOGAPS) analyses are examined for every tropical cyclone to establish a climatology of Environment Structure characterizations. Frequencies of the four Synoptic Patterns and the six Synoptic Regions are calculated, and characteristic tracks while in each of the Pattern/Region combinations are provided. A four-year subset of NOGAPS analyses is used in a reproducibility test in which three trainees attempted to achieve the same Environment Structure assignments as an experienced forecaster. Approximately 81% of the Synoptic Patterns, 86% of the Synoptic Regions, and 77% of the Pattern/Region combinations were correctly assigned by the trainees. However, certain Pattern/Region combinations were found to be poorly identified, which indicated a need for some new training materials. Approximately 81% of the Pattern/Region transitions to a correct or similar combination were detected by the trainees. About 72% of these correct/similar transitions were identified within + 12 h of the actual transition, and 88% were identified within + 24 h. Certain transitions were consistently missed, which again indicates a need for improved descriptions and training. Refinements of the Meteorological Knowledge Base of the Systematic Approach were made on the basis of the five year climatology and reproducibility test. These refinements, which are summarized in Chapter 4.9, include new transitional mechanisms associated with Monsoon Gyre Formation and Dissipation and Reverse oriented Trough Formationen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipPrepared for: the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) at the Naval Pacific Meteorology and Oceanography Center (NPMOC)en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/systematicintegr00carr
dc.format.extentvii, 96 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.titleSystematic and Integrated Approach to Tropical Cyclone Track Forecasting, Part II: Climatology, Reproducibility, and Refinement of Meteorological Knowledge Baseen_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.).
dc.contributor.departmentMeteorologyen_US
dc.subject.authorTropical cyclone track forecasting, Tropical cyclone motionen_US
dc.description.funderOffice of Naval Research Marine Meteorology Programen_US
dc.identifier.oclco640470623
dc.identifier.npsreportNPS-MR-95-001
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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