TAO Data Movies

The data comes from the TOGA/TAO array . This observing system was developed by the international Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere (TOGA) program. The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array consists of nearly 70 moored buoys spanning the equatorial Pacific, measuring oceanographic and surface meteorological variables critical for improved detection, understanding and prediction of seasonal-to-interannual climate variations originating in the tropics, most notably those related to the ENSO cycles. The moorings were developed by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL). Each mooring measures air temperature, relative humidity, surface winds, sea surface temperatures and subsurface temperatures down to a depth of 500 meters and a few a of the buoys measure currents, rainfall and solar radiation.

There are a sample of movies here, in both avi format and quicktime.
tao full data with alpha blending 300x300 (avi,quicktime)
tao binned data - 10 bins per var (avi,quicktime)