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Volume 24, No. 4
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Typhoon-Ocean Interaction in the Western North Pacific: Part 2

By IamFei Pun , Ya-Ting Chang, I.-I. Lin , Tswen Yung Tang, and Ren-Chieh Lien 
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During summer 2010, the Taiwan National Science Council and the US Office of Naval Research conducted a large typhoon-ocean field experiment named Impact of Typhoons on the Ocean in the Pacific (ITOP). The goals were to investigate the highly complex physical processes associated with typhoon-ocean interactions. This article highlights the Taiwanese efforts during the ITOP experiments, including work on operational satellite-derived upper-ocean thermal structure and in situ observations from moorings. A brief review of typhoon-ocean interaction research in Taiwan is also provided.


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