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Hello, and welcome to another exciting issue of the Mariners Weather
Log (MWL.) It only seems like yesterday that I was wishing all of you a happy
holiday season and looking forward to all the festivities that were coming my
way. Well, time stands still for no one so let's take a look at what is in
this springtime issue of the MWL.
This was a year of extreme weather and natural disaster related events.
This issue has several interesting articles that cover the gambit from the
multiple hurricanes making landfall in Florida, typhoons in the Pacific, to
the tsunamis in the Indian Ocean. We also offer some updated information
regarding the new Port Security guidelines, the use of QuikScat satellite
imagery in forecasting tropical systems, some new information regarding the
AMVER program, and of course, our Voluntary Observing Ship (VOS) program award
winners for 2004.
I kept my introduction short this time to make room for all the great stories
to follow. So, I hope you enjoy this offering and I look forward to your comments
and reviews of the MWL.