IS52A:
The Tropical Pacific Observing System: Meeting the Needs of Researchers and Stakeholders I

Session ID#: 93286

Session Description:
The Tropical Pacific Observing System (TPOS) has been delivering measurements to researchers and a wide range of stakeholders since the 1980s.   The primary stakeholders for TPOS have been, and remain, the international science community and national and international prediction centers that provide forecasts of El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO). TPOS, however, also serves several other key stakeholders for monitoring the carbon inventory and climate change; for managing sustainable fisheries; and for forecasting weather, sea state and sea level for Pacific island nations and beyond.  The TPOS 2020 Project, in its review of the observing system, is making recommendations that would not only mitigate degradation and risks to the TPOS, but also make it more capable, taking advantage of emerging technologies, new platforms and techniques that have reached a state of technical readiness. This session seeks presentations that underscore the fundamental science made possible through the integrated TPOS components; discuss advances in technologies that are applicable to TPOS 2020; and highlight the use of TPOS data and prospective products. We envision this session as a way to share information about potential new contributions to the TPOS and the improvements it could realize for modeling and forecasting communities and other stakeholders.
Co-Sponsor(s):
  • OB - Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry
  • PL - Physical Oceanography: Mesoscale and Larger
Index Terms:

4262 Ocean observing systems [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4273 Physical and biogeochemical interactions [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4513 Decadal ocean variability [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4522 ENSO [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
Primary Chair:  Shelby Brunner, NOAA Ocean and Atmospheric Research, Ocean Observing and Monitoring Division, Silver Spring, MD, United States
Co-chairs:  Meghan F Cronin1, Janet Sprintall2 and Adrienne J Sutton1, (1)NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States(2)Univ California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States
Primary Liaison:  Shelby Brunner, NOAA Ocean and Atmospheric Research, Ocean Observing and Monitoring Division, Silver Spring, MD, United States
Moderators:  Shelby Brunner1, Janet Sprintall2, Meghan F Cronin3 and Adrienne J Sutton3, (1)NOAA Ocean and Atmospheric Research, Ocean Observing and Monitoring Division, Silver Spring, MD, United States(2)Univ California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States(3)NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States
Student Paper Review Liaison:  Meghan F Cronin, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Monitoring impacts and array-design implications of wind observations from the tropical Pacific moored buoys (652741)
Andrew M Chiodi, University of Washington/CICOES and NOAA/Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, United States and Don Harrison, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States
Surface Wind and Humidity in the Eastern Tropical Pacific: Regimes and Variability as Observed by Saildrone Unmanned Surface Vehicles (636946)
Samantha Wills, CICOES/University of Washington and NOAA/PMEL, Seattle, United States; NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, United States, Meghan F Cronin, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States and Dongxiao Zhang, CICOES/University of Washington and NOAA/PMEL, Seattle, WA, United States
Tropical Pacific Air-sea Interaction Processes and Biases in CESM2 (655786)
Ho-Hsuan Wei1, Aneesh C Subramanian1, Kristopher B Karnauskas2, Charlotte A DeMott3, Matthew R Mazloff4 and Magdalena Alonso Balmaseda5, (1)University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, United States, (3)Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States, (4)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States, (5)European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, Reading, United Kingdom
Horizontal, Vertical and Temporal Structure of Vertical Mixing Modulated by Tropical Instability Waves (646596)
Deepak Cherian1, Daniel B Whitt2, Scott D Bachman3, Ren-Chieh Lien4, Ryan Holmes5 and William Large1, (1)NCAR, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)NASA, Mountain View, CA, United States, (3)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Climate and Global Dynamics, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)Applied Physics Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States, (5)University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Penetration of surface-forced diurnal cycles observed by enhanced TAO moorings across the tropical Pacific (636225)
Jessica Masich1, William S. Kessler2, Meghan F Cronin1 and Karen Grissom3, (1)NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)NOAA/PMEL/OCRD, Seattle, WA, United States, (3)National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Data Buoy Center, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States
Diagnosing diathermal velocities in the eastern tropical Pacific (643696)
Anna-Lena Deppenmeier, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, Frank Bryan, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Climate and Global Dynamics, Boulder, CO, United States, William S. Kessler, NOAA/PMEL/OCRD, Seattle, WA, United States and LuAnne Thompson, University of Washington, Oceanography, Seattle, WA, United States
Progress and Challenges in Representing Tropical Pacific Ocean Dynamics in A Global Operational System (651376)
Florent Gasparin, Mercator Océan, Ramonville-Saint-Agne, France, Eric Greiner, CLS, Ramonville Saint Agne, France, Sophie E Cravatte, LEGOS, Université de Toulouse, (IRD, CNES, CNRS, UPS), Toulouse, France, Jean-Michel Lellouche, Mercator Océan, Ramonville Saint Agne, France and Mathieu Hamon, Mercator-Ocean, France
TPOS 2020: Implementation and Governance (651001)
David M Legler, NOAA, Ocean Observing and Monitoring Division, Silver Spring, MD, United States, Shelby Brunner, NOAA Ocean and Atmospheric Research, Ocean Observing and Monitoring Division, Silver Spring, MD, United States and Katherine Louise Hill, GCOS