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TAO/TRITON Data Display: Real-Time Data from Moored Ocean Buoys
The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean project (TAO) website displays real-time data from moored ocean buoys. Information collected includes subsurface, sea surface and air temperature, ocean salinity, wind speed and direction, and short and long wavelength solar radiation data. Such data aid in understanding the unusually warm and cold ocean temperatures in the Equatorial Pacific, referred to respectively as El Nino and La Nina, which have important consequences for weather around the world. There are also links to more TAO/TRITON (Triangle Trans-Ocean Buoy Network) data plots.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
  • Atmospheric science
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and Other Restrictions Information is Unknown
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-STARTINGPOINT-000-000-000-449
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: NOAA: Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory: TAO Project