Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) Array of 55 moored buoys spans the tropical Pacific from longitudes 165°E to 95°W between latitudes of approximately 8°S and 9°N. Moorings within the array measure surface meteorological and upper-ocean parameters and transmit most data in real time to shore via Service Argos. The array was part of the in-situ measurement portion of the Tropical Ocean-Global Atmosphere (TOGA) Program, a 10-year (1985 - 1994) study of climate variability on seasonal to interannual time scales, the most pronounced mode of which is the El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon (McPhaden, 1993).

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Metadata Date November 1, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) June 28, 2012 (publication), May 14, 2015 (revision)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Resource Type Series
Metadata Date November 1, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) June 28, 2012 (publication), May 14, 2015 (revision)
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Access Constraints Cite as: Crout, Richard; Petraitis, Dawn; US DOC/NOAA/NWS > National Data Buoy Center (2012). Physical and meteorological data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the tropical Pacific Ocean. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date], NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
Bbox East Long -94
Bbox North Lat 9
Bbox South Lat -8
Bbox West Long 165
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Frequency Of Update asNeeded
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Harvest Object Id 027c34f6-1aaa-4321-a036-cd8375c72d1d
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence accessLevel: Public
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
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Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2011-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2015-03-31

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