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.