Typhoon forecast and response in Northwest Pacific (TFRiN)

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Typhoon forecast and response in Northwest Pacific (TFRiN)

Typhoon forecast and response in Northwest Pacific (TFRiN) 2048 2560 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

First Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources – China

Typhoons are tropical cyclones occur in the western Pacific Ocean which caused a lot of casualties and economic losses. The Northwest Pacific Ocean suffers from the highest frequency of typhoons.

Although satellite remote sensing and numerical model has improved typhoon track forecast, typhoon intensity forecast remain a big challenge due to lack of understanding of upper ocean thermal/dynamic structure and medium-small scale sea-air interaction processes. TFRiN is designed to predict typhoon more accurately and thus to be better prepared for typhoon disasters. During its implementation, TFRiN will (1) build an international platform and establish a cooperation mechanism for typhoon disaster response among the Northwest Pacific rim countries; (2) Establish a typhoon data sharing platform; (3) Develop a new wind-wave-current coupling numerical typhoon forecast system; (4) Study the policy and management of regional maritime cooperation in response to typhoon disasters.

Start Date: 07/01/2024
End Date: 31/12/2030

Lead Contact: Zexun Wei (weizx@fio.org.cn)

challenges: 6- Coastal Resilience, 8- Digital Representation of the Ocean, 9- Capacity Development
ocean_basins: North Pacific Ocean
type_of_action: Project

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