The Marine Prediction Institute of the National Institutes for Environmental Predictionby David M. Feit, Meteorological Operations Div, Camp Springs, United States,
William G. Schramm, Meteorological Operations Div, Camp Springs, United States,
Abstract: The Marine Prediction Institute (MPI) was established as a marine warning and forecast center which will originate and issue analyses, guidance, forecasts, and warnings of relevant marine variables for the waters adjacent to the U.S. including the Atlantic and Pacific basins, the Gulf of Mexico, the Gulf of Alaska, and the waters around Hawaii. This paper discusses the rationale for the establishment of the institute, its product suite, mission and organizational structure. The overall approach to implement MPI activities is also described.
Subject Headings: Environmental issues | Forecasting | Seas and oceans | Gulfs | Coastal environment | Economic factors | Developing countries | Organizations | Basins | Gulf of Alaska
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