Indonesia Throughflow Task Team (ITF-TT)
The overarching goal of the Indonesia Throughflow Task Team (ITF-TT) is to identify scientific gaps of ITF knowledge and develop an integrated strategy towards an internationally sustained ITF observing system.
Left: partcipants of the ITF-TT kick-off meeting (Jakarta, February 2012)
Terms of reference
1. To provide a more complete description of the pathways, structure, and variability of the ITF (including related property transports).
2. To better understand the mixing processes and their spatial and temporal patterns within the internal Indonesian seas and the role of mixing in transforming the Pacific stratification to the Indonesian profile
3. To develop diagnostics and metrics for validation of ocean and climate models
4. To enhance the understanding of the role of the ITF on interannual to decadal variations in the climate system, particularly in terms of their connections with Pacific and Indian Ocean variability.
5. To improve data and product distribution from ITF programs
6. To develop strategies for cost-effective, sustained monitoring of the ITF
7. To promote and coordinate international collaborations between observational and modeling studies, and to build capacity for researchers from within the Indonesian archipelago
|Janet Sprintall (co-chair)||SIO||USA|
|Irsan Brodjonegoro (co-chair)||ITB/BRKP||Indonesia|
|Jae Hak Lee||KIOST||South Korea|
|Tom Sanford||University of Washington||USA|