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The AGU 2014 Ocean Science Meeting will be held 23-28 February 2014 in Honolulu, Hawaii and hosting a special session on "Tropical Cyclone - Ocean Interactions: from Weather to Climate."
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The Impacts of Typhoons on the Ocean in the Pacific (ITOP) program was a multi-national field campaign that aimed to study the ocean response to typhoons in the western Pacific Ocean.
ITOP was focused on the following scientific questions:
ITOP focused on typhoons in the Western Pacific Ocean. Complete information on ITOP operations can be found in the ITOP Experimental Plan a short summary follows.
The experimental domain and the major resources that participated in the field are depicted below:
Special observational facilities and models for ITOP included:
The ITOP operations were directed and coordinated from a control center at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and an operations center in Guam. ITOP support provided by the Office of Naval Research and the Taiwan National Science Council.
Unless otherwise noted, photos courtesy of University Corporation for Atmospheric Research.