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T-PARC project description

THORPEX Pacific Asian Regional Campaign (T-PARC)


The THORPEX (THe Observing Research and Predictability EXperiment) Pacific Asian Regional Campaign (T-PARC) is a multi-national field campaign that addresses the shorter-range dynamics and forecast skill associated with high-impact weather events of one region (Eastern Asian and the western North Pacific) and their downstream impacts on the medium-range dynamics and forecast skill of another region (in particular, the eastern North Pacific and North America). Although many significant weather events occur over eastern Asia and the western North Pacific, the focus of T-PARC is on various aspects of typhoon activity, which includes formation, intensification, structure change, motion, and extratropical transition. Because of the significant impact of typhoon activity on the region of eastern Asia and the western North Pacific, T-PARC is comprised of several affiliated programs. These programs and their national sponsor include: Tropical Cyclone Structure-2008 (TCS-08) [United States]; Typhoon Hunter-2008 (TH-08) [Japan]; Predictability and Observation Experiment (PROBEX) [South Korea]; Tibetan Plateau Experiment [China]; The South China Sea Experiment [China]; Dropsonde Observations for Typhoon Surveillance near the Taiwan Region (DOTSTAR) [Taiwan].

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Temporal coverage

Begin date: 2008-08-01 00:00:00, End date: 2008-10-07 23:59:00

Spatial coverage

Minimum latitude: 0.000000, Minimum longitude: 110.000000
Maximum latitude: 55.000000, Maximum longitude: 160.000000