Instrument : Tropical Atmosphere Ocean from Buoys (TAO)

Instrument Categories
Ocean Observations, Radiometric, Surface Meteorology

General Overview

These data files contain 2-minute average radiation and 10-minute average meteorology, precipitation, salinity and sea surface temperature data from the seven TAO buoys located on the 165E line (8n, 5n, 2n, 0n, 2s, 5s, 8s) of the TAO Buoy Array. Data from these buoys are stored in monthly netCDF files that are generated by PMEL. The radiation data were obtained from TAO Array moorings through a collaborative effort between NOAA/PMEL/TAO and DOE/ARM.

Output Datastreams

  • 02taorad165e0n : Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Buoys: radiometric data at 165 E, 0 N, 2-min avg
  • 02taorad165e2n : Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Buoys: radiometric data at 165 E, 2 N, 2-min avg
  • 02taorad165e2s : Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Buoys: radiometric data at 165 E, 2 S, 2-min avg
  • 02taorad165e5n : Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Buoys: radiometric data at 165 E, 5 N, 2-min avg
  • 02taorad165e5s : Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Buoys: radiometric data at 165 E, 5 S, 2-min avg
  • 02taorad165e8n : Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Buoys: radiometric data at 165 E, 8 N, 2-min avg
  • 02taorad165e8s : Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Buoys: radiometric data at 165 E, 8 S, 2-min avg
  • 10taomet165e0n : Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Buoys: meteorological data at 165 E, 0 N, 10-min avg
  • 10taomet165e2n : Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Buoys: meteorological data at 165 E, 2 N, 10-min avg
  • 10taomet165e2s : Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Buoys: meteorological data at 165 E, 2 S, 10-min avg
  • 10taomet165e5n : Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Buoys: meteorological data at 165 E, 5 N, 10-min avg
  • 10taomet165e5s : Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Buoys: meteorological data at 165 E, 5 S, 10-min avg
  • 10taomet165e8n : Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Buoys: meteorological data at 165 E, 8 N, 10-min avg
  • 10taomet165e8s : Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Buoys: meteorological data at 165 E, 8 S, 10-min avg
  • 10taoprecip165e0n : Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Buoys: precipitation data at 165 E, 0 N, 10-min avg
  • 10taoprecip165e2n : Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Buoys: precipitation data at 165 E, 2 N, 10-min avg
  • 10taoprecip165e2s : Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Buoys: precipitation data at 165 E, 2 S, 10-min avg
  • 10taoprecip165e5n : Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Buoys: precipitation data at 165 E, 5 N, 10-min avg
  • 10taoprecip165e5s : Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Buoys: precipitation data at 165 E, 5 S, 10-min avg
  • 10taoprecip165e8n : Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Buoys: precipitation data at 165 E, 8 N, 10-min avg
  • 10taoprecip165e8s : Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Buoys: precipitation data at 165 E, 8 S, 10-min avg
  • 10taosalinity165e0n : Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Buoys: salinity data at 165 E, 0 N, 10-min avg
  • 10taosalinity165e2n : Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Buoys: salinity data at 165 E, 2 N, 10-min avg
  • 10taosalinity165e2s : Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Buoys: salinity data at 165 E, 2 S, 10-min avg
  • 10taosalinity165e5n : Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Buoys: salinity data at 165 E, 5 N, 10-min avg
  • 10taosalinity165e5s : Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Buoys: salinity data at 165 E, 5 S, 10-min avg
  • 10taosalinity165e8n : Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Buoys: salinity data at 165 E, 8 N, 10-min avg
  • 10taosalinity165e8s : Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Buoys: salinity data at 165 E, 8 S, 10-min avg

Primary Measurements

The following measurements are those considered scientifically relevant.

Locations

Tropical Western Pacific
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