A Forecaster's Overview of the Northwest Pacific

A Forecaster's Overview of the Northwest Pacific
Geography and Topography of the Northwest Pacific
  • On a map, locate and identify countries, major cities, mountain ranges, and plains
  • Identify and locate the islands of Japan
  • Identify and locate major volcanic areas
  • Identify major rivers of China on a map
Oceanography and Bathymetry of the Northwest Pacific:
  • On a map, locate and identify major oceans and seas, trenches, and straits
  • Describe the bathymetry of the Sea of Japan, East China Sea, and Yellow Sea
  • Describe ocean currents in the Western Pacific, including monsoon effects
  • Locate areas with large and small tidal ranges
Climatology of the Northwest Pacific
  • Describe the seasonal climatology of jet streams and synoptic patterns
  • Describe the climatology of Extratropical Cyclones in East Asia
  • Describe general circulation patterns and sensible weather of the Northeast and Southwest Monsoons
  • Describe monthly and seasonal tropical cyclone development statistics for the Western Pacific