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KEO mooring continues to monitor typhoons in the Pacific Ocean

At the end of September, PMEL and partners aboard the Kaiyo Maru #1 successfully completed the Kuroshio Extension Observatory (KEO) mooring turnaround cruise during typhoon season. Although the cruise faced delays due to typhoon Tapah, the KEO mooring was both deployed and recovered successfully in a single 24-hour period, and was ready to observe Super Typhoon Hagibis, which made landfall on October 12. In addition to the mooring, four JAMSTEC backscatters meters and an underwater camera were deployed.

The location of the KEO moored buoy shown on the right is denoted with a “K” on the Joint Typhoon Warning Center’s map of the forecasted Super Typhoon HAGISIB track.

The location of the KEO moored buoy shown on the right is denoted with a “K” on the Joint Typhoon Warning Center’s map of the forecasted Super Typhoon HAGISIB track. 

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