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Monthly Global Tropical Cyclone Tracks January 2009
[Summaries and Track Data] [Prepared by Gary Padgett]

              GLOBAL TROPICAL CYCLONE TRACKS - JANUARY 2009

          !!!! IMPORTANT -- PLEASE SEE NOTE AT END OF FILE !!!!

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SOUTHWEST INDIAN OCEAN (SWI) - South Indian Ocean West of Longitude 90E


                        Sources of Information
                        ----------------------

     The track coordinates as well as the central pressure and 10-minute
  average maximum sustained wind estimates were obtained from warnings
  issued by Meteo France's Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre on Reunion
  Island (MFR), which is the World Meteorological Organization's Regional
  Specialised Meteorological Centre for the basin.  The 1-minute average
  maximum sustained wind estimates were taken from warnings issued by the
  Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) of the U. S. Air Force and Navy,
  located at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  The center position coordinates from
  JTWC were compared with those from MFR and annotations made in the
  Remarks column when the differences in general amounted to 40-50 nm
  or more.


                            Systems Tracked
                            ---------------

   Tropical Storm DONGO (MFR-05 / 06S)                 08 - 18 Jan
   Tropical Storm ERIC (MFR-06 / 08S)                  17 - 21 Jan
   Intense Tropical Cyclone FANELE (MFR-07 / 09S)      18 - 27 Jan

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Storm Name: DONGO                 Cyclone Number: 06S     Basin: SWI
MFR Tropical Disturbance Number: 05

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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09 JAN 08 0600  13.0 S   70.0 E  1004         20  Locally 25-30 kts to N
09 JAN 08 1200  14.0 S   70.7 E  1002         25  Locally 30 kts N semi.
09 JAN 08 1800  14.3 S   70.0 E  1002         25             "
09 JAN 09 0000  15.0 S   68.0 E  1002         25             "
09 JAN 09 0600  16.3 S   68.7 E  1002         25             "
09 JAN 09 1200  17.1 S   68.2 E   995   30    35
09 JAN 09 1800  18.0 S   67.8 E   993         35
09 JAN 10 0000  18.1 S   67.7 E   993   35    35  JTWC: 17.7S/67.3E
09 JAN 10 0600  17.8 S   66.9 E   995         35
09 JAN 10 1200  18.8 S   67.6 E   994   40    35
09 JAN 10 1800  19.6 S   67.8 E   990         40
09 JAN 11 0000  20.7 S   68.3 E   985   55    50  JTWC: 20.3S/68.4E
09 JAN 11 0600  21.8 S   69.1 E   985         50
09 JAN 11 1200  22.8 S   69.7 E   985   50    50  JTWC: 23.2S/69.5E
09 JAN 11 1800  24.4 S   69.8 E   985         50
09 JAN 12 0000  27.0 S   70.2 E   987   35    45
09 JAN 12 0600  28.8 S   70.4 E   988         55  Extratropical
09 JAN 12 1200  29.0 S   70.3 E   988   30    50
09 JAN 12 1800  30.1 S   71.4 E   988         50
09 JAN 13 0000  31.0 S   72.2 E   988         50
09 JAN 13 0600  32.5 S   72.5 E   995
09 JAN 13 1200  32.7 S   74.9 E   994
09 JAN 13 1800  34.9 S   77.3 E   994
09 JAN 14 0000  37.2 S   80.0 E   992
09 JAN 14 0600  39.3 S   82.8 E   987
09 JAN 14 1200  42.5 S   87.5 E   981
09 JAN 14 1800  44.9 S   92.4 E   973
09 JAN 15 0000  47.5 S   96.4 E   965
09 JAN 15 0600  50.2 S  100.2 E   960
09 JAN 15 1200  54.1 S  103.0 E   958
09 JAN 15 1800  55.9 S  106.5 E   958
09 JAN 16 0000  57.5 S  109.9 E   950
09 JAN 16 0600  59.0 S  112.0 E   948
09 JAN 16 1200  59.9 S  114.5 E   946
09 JAN 16 1800  60.9 S  117.4 E   946
09 JAN 17 0000  62.2 S  119.8 E   950
09 JAN 17 0600  62.3 S  122.4 E   956
09 JAN 17 1200  62.6 S  123.9 E   957
09 JAN 17 1800  62.6 S  125.5 E   963
09 JAN 18 0000  62.6 S  126.5 E   966
09 JAN 18 0600  62.6 S  127.5 E   970

Note: The extratropical portion of Dongo's track from 13/0600 UTC onward
was sent to the author by Steve Young and is based on NCEP re-analysis
data and GRADS software.

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Storm Name: ERIC                  Cyclone Number: 08S    Basin: SWI
MFR Tropical Disturbance Number: 06

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
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09 JAN 17 1200  15.3 S   55.2 E  1005         20  Locally 25 kts nr cent
09 JAN 18 0000  15.6 S   52.6 E  1000         25  Locally 30 kts nr cent
09 JAN 18 0600  16.2 S   51.7 E   998         30
09 JAN 18 1200  16.9 S   50.9 E   998   35    30
09 JAN 18 1800  17.0 S   50.5 E   997         30
09 JAN 19 0000  17.5 S   49.9 E   994   35    35
09 JAN 19 0600  17.9 S   49.5 E   997         35
09 JAN 19 1200  19.1 S   49.3 E   997   35    35
09 JAN 19 1800  20.2 S   49.0 E   997         35
09 JAN 20 0000  21.1 S   49.3 E   997   35    35
09 JAN 20 0600  22.8 S   49.1 E   997         35
09 JAN 20 1200  24.3 S   49.3 E   997   35    35  Locally 40 kts
09 JAN 20 1800  25.0 S   49.3 E   997         35        "
09 JAN 21 0000  25.5 S   49.0 E   997         30  Locally 40 kts E semi.
09 JAN 21 0600  27.4 S   50.5 E   997         30             "
09 JAN 21 1200  29.2 S   52.4 E   997         30             "
09 JAN 21 1800  30.7 S   54.8 E   997         30  Locally 50 kts E semi.

Note: By the time of the final warning at 21/1800 UTC, ex-Eric was well 
on its way to becoming an extratropical system.

Following is a track sent to the author by Steve Young, based on NCEP
re-analysis data and GRADS software, of the final 24 hours of Eric's
life.  

09 JAN 20 1800 24.8 S  49.6 E  1005
09 JAN 21 0000 25.5 S  48.2 E  1005
09 JAN 21 0600 27.5 S  49.7 E  1005
09 JAN 21 1200 30.0 S  52.3 E  1004
09 JAN 21 1800 32.7 S  54.9 E  1007

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Storm Name: FANELE                Cyclone Number: 09S     Basin: SWI
MFR Tropical Disturbance Number: 07

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

09 JAN 18 0600  21.0 S   42.5 E  1002         25
09 JAN 18 1200  21.5 S   41.9 E   997         30
09 JAN 18 1800  21.6 S   41.8 E   998         30
09 JAN 19 0000  21.4 S   41.3 E   997   35    30
09 JAN 19 0600  21.5 S   40.7 E   995         35
09 JAN 19 1200  21.8 S   41.0 E   985   50    50
09 JAN 19 1800  21.7 S   41.3 E   972   65    60
09 JAN 20 0000  21.1 S   41.7 E   950         80
09 JAN 20 0600  20.5 S   42.3 E   935   80    95
09 JAN 20 1200  20.2 S   42.6 E   927        100
09 JAN 20 1800  20.4 S   43.1 E   927  100   100
09 JAN 21 0000  20.6 S   43.8 E   927        100
09 JAN 21 0600  21.3 S   44.3 E   955   75    80  Inland
09 JAN 21 1200  22.5 S   45.3 E               40
09 JAN 21 1800  23.3 S   46.6 E         30    40  JTWC: 23.1S/46.1E
09 JAN 22 0000  23.8 S   48.4 E  1000         25  Locally 30 kts S semi.
09 JAN 22 0600  24.4 S   49.1 E   997   30    30  JTWC: 25.0S/48.7E
09 JAN 22 1200  25.2 S   50.6 E   994         35
09 JAN 22 1800  26.4 S   51.6 E   994   35    35  Locally 45 kts NE quad
09 Jan 23 0000  27.8 S   51.8 E   995         40
09 JAN 23 0600  29.3 S   52.0 E   995         40  NCEP: 29.9S/52.5E
09 JAN 23 1200  30.8 S   53.0 E   997         35  NCEP: 31.8S/52.6E
09 JAN 23 1800  32.4 S   52.6 E                   Extratropical
09 JAN 24 0000  33.3 S   54.1 E   999
09 JAN 24 0600  34.4 S   55.0 E 
09 JAN 24 1200  34.8 S   56.9 E  1004
09 JAN 24 1800  34.4 S   56.5 E  1008
09 JAN 25 0000  33.0 S   55.1 E  1010
09 JAN 25 0600  34.6 S   56.4 E
09 JAN 25 1200  34.8 S   57.8 E  1012
09 JAN 25 1800  34.9 S   59.2 E
09 JAN 26 0000  37.4 S   59.0 E  1011
09 JAN 26 0600  37.5 S   60.0 E
09 JAN 26 1200  40.0 S   62.3 E  1006
09 JAN 26 1800  40.7 S   62.6 E 
09 JAN 27 0000  42.4 S   62.5 E  1005
09 JAN 27 0600  42.3 S   64.3 E
09 JAN 27 1200  42.5 S   64.9 E  1006
09 JAN 27 1800  42.5 S   67.2 E

Note: The final JTWC position, at 22/1800 UTC, was 27.3S/51.8E.  MFR 
declared ex-Fanele to be extratropical at 23/1200 UTC.  The track from
23/1800 UTC onward was sent to the author by Steve Young and is based
on NCEP re-analysis data and GRADS software.

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NORTHWEST AUSTRALIA/SOUTHEAST INDIAN OCEAN (AUW) - Longitude 90E to 135E


                          Sources of Information
                          ----------------------

     The track coordinates as well as the central pressure and 10-minute
  average maximum sustained wind estimates were obtained from warnings
  issued by the Tropical Cyclone Warning Centres at Perth, Western
  Australia, and Darwin, Northern Territory.    The 1-minute average
  maximum sustained wind estimates were taken from warnings issued by
  the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) of the U. S. Air Force and
  Navy, located at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  The center position coordinates
  from JTWC were compared with those from the Australian centres and
  annotations made in the Remarks column when the differences in general
  amounted to 40-50 nm or more.


                             Systems Tracked
                             ---------------

   Tropical Cyclone DOMINIC (10S)                      25 - 27 Jan    

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Storm Name: DOMINIC               Cyclone Number: 10S     Basin: AUW
(Name assigned by Perth TCWC)

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

09 JAN 25 0000  18.4 S  118.9 E  1000         25
09 JAN 25 0600  18.7 S  117.7 E  1000         30
09 JAN 25 1200  18.7 S  116.5 E   999   25    30  JTWC: 19.3S/117.0E
09 JAN 25 1800  18.7 S  116.1 E   998   30    30
09 JAN 26 0000  19.0 S  116.2 E   996   30    30  JTWC: 19.5S/116.1E
09 JAN 26 0300  19.6 S  115.9 E   994         35
09 JAN 26 0600  20.1 S  115.6 E   987   35    45 
09 JAN 26 1200  20.7 S  115.3 E   982   40    50
09 JAN 26 1800  21.2 S  115.1 E   982   50    50
09 JAN 27 0000  21.7 S  115.3 E   980   45    50  Inland
09 JAN 27 0600  22.5 S  115.5 E   994         30

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NORTHEAST AUSTRALIA/CORAL SEA (AUE) - Longitude 135E to 160E


                         Sources of Information
                         ----------------------

     The track coordinates as well as the central pressure and 10-minute
  average maximum sustained wind estimates were obtained from warnings
  issued by the Tropical Cyclone Warning Centres at Darwin, Northern
  Territory; Brisbane, Queensland; and Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
  The 1-minute average maximum sustained wind estimates were taken from
  warnings issued by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) of the U. S.
  Air Force and Navy, located at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.    The center
  position coordinates from JTWC were compared with those from the
  Australian centres and annotations made in the Remarks column when the
  differences in general amounted to 40-50 nm or more.

     For the portion of the track lying east of longitude 160E, the
  following applies:

     The track coordinates as well as the central pressure and 10-minute
  average maximum sustained wind estimates were obtained from warnings
  issued by the Tropical Cyclone Warning Centres at Nadi, Fiji, and
  Wellington, New Zealand.  The 1-minute average maximum sustained wind
  estimates were taken from warnings issued by the Joint Typhoon Warning
  Center (JTWC) of the U. S. Air Force and Navy, located at Pearl Harbor,
  Hawaii.  The center position coordinates from JTWC were compared with
  those from the Southern Hemisphere centres and annotations made in the
  Remarks column when the differences in general amounted to 40-50 nm
  or more.


                            Systems Tracked
                            ---------------

   Tropical Cyclone CHARLOTTE (07P)                    09 - 12 Jan
   Tropical Cyclone ELLIE (12P)                        29 Jan - 01 Feb

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Storm Name: CHARLOTTE             Cyclone Number: 07P     Basin: AUE
(Name assigned by Brisbane TCWC)

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

09 JAN 09 0600  16.9 S  139.5 E   999         20
09 JAN 09 1200  16.0 S  136.7 E  1000         17
09 JAN 09 1800  15.3 S  136.8 E   998         17
09 JAN 10 0000  15.1 S  136.8 E   998         17
09 JAN 10 0600  14.8 S  137.0 E   996         17
09 JAN 10 1200  14.7 S  137.2 E   995         17
09 JAN 10 1800  16.0 S  138.9 E   995         20
09 JAN 10 2300  16.2 S  139.4 E   993         35
09 JAN 11 0600  16.2 S  139.8 E   990   35    40  JTWC: 16.7S/140.0E
09 JAN 11 1200  15.9 S  140.3 E   987         45
09 JAN 11 1800  16.8 S  141.2 E   987   35    45  Just inland
09 JAN 12 0000  17.0 S  141.7 E   991         30
09 JAN 12 0500  17.0 S  141.7 E               30  Gales still over water
09 JAN 12 0900  18.0 S  142.7 E               30  Final gale warning

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Storm Name: ELLIE                 Cyclone Number: 12P     Basin: AUE
(Name assigned by Brisbane TCWC)

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

09 JAN 29 2300  16.0 S  149.0 E  1002         40  See Note
09 JAN 30 0700  17.0 S  147.0 E  1000         40            
09 JAN 30 1200  17.0 S  147.0 E  1000         40  Sec. LOW near 16S/152E
09 JAN 30 1800  16.0 S  147.0 E  1000         40  Sec. LOW near 16S/153E
09 JAN 31 0000  15.8 S  147.4 E   998         40
09 JAN 31 0600  16.4 S  148.2 E   996         40
09 JAN 31 1100  16.6 S  147.4 E   988         40
09 JAN 31 1700  17.0 S  147.4 E   990   40    40  Named TC Ellie
09 JAN 31 2300  16.9 S  147.2 E   990         40
09 FEB 01 0600  17.6 S  146.9 E   991   35    40
09 FEB 01 1200  17.9 S  146.3 E   991         40
09 FEB 01 1400  17.9 S  145.7 E   994         30  Inland
09 FEB 01 1800  18.3 S  145.7 E         30        Final JTWC warning

Note: Although gales were forecast in association with this system, the
LOW did not have the structure of a tropical cyclone.  Initially referred
to as a tropical LOW, it was called a monsoonal LOW on 30 January, then
a tropical LOW (or depression) once more on 31 January.  From the point
at which Ellie was named as a tropical cyclone, the MSW can be taken as
the maximum near the center.  Ingham (WMO 32078), 18.65S/146.18E, Alt.
11.8m) reported a 10-min mean wind of 43 kts at 31/1700 UTC along with
a MSLP of 998.3 hPa.  (This information from Jeff Callaghan.)  The 
station also reported a 24-hour rainfall total of 282.0 mm in the period
ending at 31/2300 UTC.

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SOUTH PACIFIC (SPA) - South Pacific Ocean East of Longitude 160E


                        Sources of Information
                        ----------------------

     The track coordinates as well as the central pressure and 10-minute
  average maximum sustained wind estimates were obtained from warnings
  issued by the Tropical Cyclone Warning Centres at Nadi, Fiji, and
  Wellington, New Zealand.  The 1-minute average maximum sustained wind
  estimates were taken from warnings issued by the Joint Typhoon Warning
  Center (JTWC) of the U. S. Air Force and Navy, located at Pearl Harbor,
  Hawaii.  The center position coordinates from JTWC were compared with
  those from the Southern Hemisphere centres and annotations made in the
  Remarks column when the differences in general amounted to 40-50 nm
  or more.


                            Systems Tracked
                            ---------------

   Tropical Depression (05F)                           12 - 14 Jan
   Tropical Depression (06F)                           19 - 23 Jan
   Tropical Cyclone HETTIE (08F)                       25 - 31 Jan

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Storm Name: None                  Cyclone Number: None    Basin: SPA
Fiji Tropical Disturbance Number: 05F

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

09 JAN 12 0900  14.6 S  160.6 E  1000         30
09 JAN 12 2100  13.2 S  165.3 E  1000         30
09 JAN 13 0900  14.5 S  170.0 E  1000         30
09 JAN 13 1800  15.4 S  170.7 E   999         30
09 JAN 14 0000  16.8 S  171.6 E   999         30
09 JAN 14 0600  18.5 S  175.5 E   999         25

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Storm Name: None                  Cyclone Number: None    Basin: SPA
Fiji Tropical Disturbance Number: 06F

   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

09 JAN 19 2100  13.0 S  157.0 W  1008         25
09 JAN 20 0600  14.0 S  157.0 W  1008         25
09 JAN 20 2100  13.8 S  158.2 W  1006         25
09 JAN 21 0000  14.3 S  159.7 W  1006         30  Perip. gales NE to SE
09 JAN 21 0600  14.3 S  160.8 W  1006         30             "
09 JAN 21 1200  14.5 S  161.0 W  1007         30             "
09 JAN 21 1800  14.5 S  161.5 W  1007         30             "
09 JAN 22 0000  15.0 S  163.2 W  1008         30             "
09 JAN 22 0900  16.0 S  164.0 W  1006         30  No gale warning
09 JAN 22 2100  18.2 S  164.5 W  1006         30
09 JAN 23 0600  20.0 S  163.0 W  1005         30
09 JAN 23 2100  20.0 S  162.0 W  1008         25

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Storm Name: HETTIE                Cyclone Number: 11P     Basin: SPA
Fiji Tropical Disturbance Number: 08F
   Date   Time   Lat      Lon    Cent  MSW   MSW        Remarks
          (GMT)                 Press 1-min 10-min
                                 (mb) (kts) (kts)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

09 JAN 25 2100  15.4 S  178.4 W  1003         25
09 JAN 26 0600  15.4 S  176.6 W  1002         25
09 JAN 26 2100  16.9 S  176.7 W  1001         30
09 JAN 27 0000  17.7 S  176.1 W  1000         30
09 JAN 27 0600  18.2 S  176.2 W  1000         30
09 JAN 27 1200  18.7 S  176.6 W   998         30
09 JAN 27 1800  19.8 S  176.8 W   997         30
09 JAN 28 0000  20.3 S  177.2 W   997         30
09 JAN 28 0600  21.0 S  177.4 W   997         30
09 JAN 28 0900  21.8 S  177.3 W   995         35
09 JAN 28 1200  22.0 S  177.4 W   993   35    35
09 JAN 28 1800  22.0 S  177.9 W   995         35
09 JAN 29 0000  22.6 S  177.8 W   995   30    35
09 JAN 29 0600  23.0 S  177.9 W   997         30  Peripheral gales
09 JAN 29 1200  23.2 S  178.1 W   998         30         "
09 JAN 29 1800  23.7 S  178.5 W  1000         30         "
09 JAN 30 0000  24.3 S  178.9 W  1000         30         "
09 JAN 30 0900  24.4 S  179.2 W  1000         30         "
09 JAN 30 2300  23.7 S  179.7 E  1004         25
09 JAN 31 0600  23.1 S  179.6 E  1004         25
09 JAN 31 2100  23.9 S  179.1 E  1006         20  No tropical features

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              !!!!!!  IMPORTANT NOTE - PLEASE READ  !!!!!!

     To repeat the caveat which is included in the Author's Note
  at the end of the cyclone summaries--the tropical cyclone tracks
  I prepare are based upon the operational warnings/advisories/
  advices/bulletins which are issued by the various tropical cyclone
  warning agencies around the world.   Users of these tracks should
  be aware that they are preliminary and subject to revision during
  post-seasonal analyses of the cyclones by the forecasters and
  analysts at the several warning centers.

     For the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific basins, official tropical
  cyclone reports and "best tracks" can be found at the website of
  the Tropical Prediction Center/National Hurricane Center:

     http://www.nhc.noaa.gov>

     The Joint Typhoon Warning Center's website contains links to their
  Annual Tropical Cyclone Reports which include that agency's "best
  tracks" for tropical cyclones in the Northwest Pacific basin, the
  North Indian Ocean, and the Southern Hemisphere:

     https://metocph.nmci.navy.mil/jtwc.php>


  SPECIAL NOTE:  Back issues of the global tropical cyclone summaries
  and monthly cyclone track files can be obtained at the following
  websites:

    ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/pub/landsea/padgett/>
    http://australiasevereweather.com/cyclones/>
    http://www.typhoon2000.ph>
    http://mpittweather.com>


  PREPARED BY:

  Gary Padgett              garyp@alaweb.com


  SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS BY:

  Michael V. Padua          michaelpadua@hotmail.com 
                            webmaster@typhoon2000.ph

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Document: trak0901.htm
Updated: 7th May 2009

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