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What is Nep-Oc?

Naval Enterprise Oceanography-A web portal that provides combined METOC products from commands.

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POES

Polar Operational Environmental Satellite

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What does POES do?

Provides imagery for glove in one day as it orbits pole to pole.

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GOES

Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite

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What does GOES do?

Provides imagery over specific location by orbiting at same rate as earth.

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DMSP

Defense Meteorological Satellite Program

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What does DMSP do?

Provides high resolution imagery.

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Swell Wave

Waves generated from a different source region.

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Warm Eddy

Circulation of warm water surrounded by cooler water.

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3 factors that impact sound underwater...

Temperature, Pressure and Salinity

*Temperature has greatest impact.

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METOC supports IDW mission by...

Exploiting the environment to provide tactical and strategic information for the warfare commanders.

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What's a wave period?

Time in seconds from wave crest to crest.

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What propagation path will give you the farthest RADAR ranges?

Trapping

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Which propagation path will give you the the shortest RADAR ranges?

Sub-refraction

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What is a small craft warning?

18-33kts

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What is a Gale Warning?

34-47kts

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COR-5

Destructive winds expected within 96hrs

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COR-4

Destructive winds expected within 72 hrs.

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COR-3

Destructive winds are expected within 48 hrs.

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COR-2

Destructive winds are expected within 24 hrs

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COR-1

Destructive winds expected within 12 hrs.

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NAVMETOCOM

Navy Meteorology and Oceanography Command; Responsible for command and management of the Naval Oceanography program.

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What ocean prediction products does the Naval Oceanographic Office provide?

Bottom topography analysis, bottom loss charts, sound speed profiles, acoustic sensor performance.

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FNMOC

Produces and delivers weather, ocean and climate information for the fleet; Located in Monterey, CA.

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Example of Tactical Decision Aid (TDAs)

AREPS, TAWS, WEBSAR, GFMPL, PC-IMAT.

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What is AREPS?

Advanced Refractive Effects Prediction System: Displays RADAR and HF comma ranges based on atmospheric conditions.

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TAWS

Target Acquisition Weapons Software: Provides FLIR, Laser, and IR targeting ranges based on atmospheric conditions.

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WEBASAR

Internet based search and rescue software; used for man overboard.

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FST

Fleet Survey Team

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Purpose of the Fly Away Team.

Provides worldwide hydrographic support for humanitarian operations.

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Where are the 2 Fleet Weather Centers located?

Norfolk and San Diego.

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What's JTWC?

Joint Typhoon Warning Center

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JTWC is responsible for....

Issuing tropical cyclone warnings for the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

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What is the OTSR?

Optimum Track Ship Router

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What is OTSR responsible for?

Works on the FWC watch floor and responsible for safe navigation

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What weather elements impact Visible sensors?

Cloud cover, lithometers and hydrometers

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What weather elements impact Laser systems?

Hydrometers and lithometers

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What weather elements impact IR sensors?

Humidity with cloud cover

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What weather elements impact TV systems?

Cloud cover and precipitation.

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What environmental factors impact littoral mine warfare?

Water temp, salinity, currents, tides, underwater visibility and bottom type.

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Components of a Strike Brief...

TAWS, AREPS, PDOP, Satellite imagery, sonar/lunar data, flight level winds, turbulence, icing, freezing level, minimum contrails, max PA/DA, divert weather, tanking weather.

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What's included in AREPS package?

Propagation summary, coverage displays, bar graphs, standard and actual ranges, 24-36 hr weather outlook.

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How does visibility impact operations?

Shore and shipboard flight ops as well as surface, amphibious, mine warfare and special ops.

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Name something temperature can impact.

Personnel and radar/electro-optical systems performance.

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Thunderstorm Condition 1

Imminent or within 1 hr/ 10NM

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Thunderstorm Condition 2

Expected within 6hrs/25NM

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Explain function of SMQ-11.

Receives data imagery for the ship.

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What weather satellites does the SMQ-11 collect data from?

DMSP, TIROS, TIROS-N, NOAA, GFO and SeaWIFS