Tropical Atmosphere Ocean project - data display

Tropical Atmoshphere Ocean project

This site provides access to real-time oceanographic and meteorological data from approximately 70 moored buoys in the equatorial Pacific Ocean. Data types include wind, air and sea temperature, precipitation, humidity, pressure, radiation, and salinity. The data can be displayed as a summary, time series, latitude/longitude, section, or 3-D animated plot. Data and graphic displays are updated every day and are freely available to the public. This site also maintains pages that provide general information on El Nino and La Nina, with links to other web sites describing climate forecasts and complementary data sets. This resource is part of the Using Data collection.

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Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Oceanography, Atmospheric Science, Hydrology, Oceanography:Chemical, Physical
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Maps, Datasets and Tools:Tools, Datasets, Datasets with Tools, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Special Interest: Visualization, Complex Systems
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)
Data Derived: Data Derived
Data Source: Real-Time Data, Observational Data, Synthetic/Model Data
Ocean Environments: Surface Waters
Science Background Required: Basic scientific background required
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/Hydrogeology, Oceanography, Atmospheric Science