Physical and meteorological delayed-mode full-resolution data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the Equatorial Pacific

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The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array of moored buoys spans the tropical Pacific. Moorings within the array measure surface meteorological and upper-ocean parameters. This collection contains full-resolution, delayed-mode data, which the National Buoy Data Center processed and submitted to NODC in netCDF-formatted files.
  • Cite as: Crout, Richard; Petraitis, Dawn; US DOC/NOAA/NWS > National Data Buoy Center (2013). Physical and meteorological delayed-mode full-resolution data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the Equatorial Pacific. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Time Period 1996-05-13 to Present
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 9
S: -8
E: -95
W: 165
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
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Associated Resources
  • Documentation for National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array moored buoy data archived at NODC (NODC Accession 0088104)
  • Documentation for National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array moored buoy data archived at NODC (NODC Accession 0088104)
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2013-05-16
  • revision: 2017-10-02
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Documents about NDBC's processing of Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array data and other related information are in NODC accession 0088104 (see http://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0088104).

In this accession, NCEI has archived multiple versions of these data. The latest (and best) version of these data has the largest version number.
Purpose Basic research
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Crout, Richard; Petraitis, Dawn; US DOC/NOAA/NWS > National Data Buoy Center (2013). Physical and meteorological delayed-mode full-resolution data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the Equatorial Pacific. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > INCOMING SOLAR RADIATION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS > HUMIDITY > RELATIVE HUMIDITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND DIRECTION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND SPEED
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION RATE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > OCEAN CURRENTS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN PRESSURE > WATER PRESSURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > DENSITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
NetCDF Climate and Forecast (CF) Metadata Convention Standard Name Table
  • air_pressure_at_sea_level
  • air_temperature
  • depth
  • direction_of_sea_water_velocity
  • eastward_sea_water_velocity
  • eastward_wind
  • height
  • latitude
  • longitude
  • northward_sea_water_velocity
  • northward_wind
  • rainfall_rate
  • relative_humidity
  • sea_surface_temperature
  • sea_water_practical_salinity
  • sea_water_pressure
  • sea_water_sigma_theta
  • sea_water_speed
  • sea_water_temperature
  • surface_downwelling_longwave_flux_in_air
  • surface_downwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air
  • time
  • wind_speed
  • wind_to_direction
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NWS/NDBC > National Data Buoy Center, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • BUOYS
  • TAO > TROPICAL ATMOSPHERE OCEAN
NDBC SITE CODE - WMO PLATFORM CODE THESAURUS
  • T0N110W - 32323
  • T0N125W - 51011
  • T0N140W - 51311
  • T0N155W - 51023
  • T0N165E - 52321
  • T0N170W - 51010
  • T0N180W - 52311
  • T0N95W - 32321
  • T2N110W - 32316
  • T2N125W - 51016
  • T2N140W - 51008
  • T2N155W - 51021
  • T2N165E - 52001
  • T2N170W - 51305
  • T2N180W - 52310
  • T2N95W - 32320
  • T2S110W - 32317
  • T2S125W - 51017
  • T2S140W - 51009
  • T2S155W - 51022
  • T2S165E - 52002
  • T2S170W - 51306
  • T2S180W - 52312
  • T2S95W - 32322
  • T5N110W - 32315
  • T5N125W - 51015
  • T5N140W - 51007
  • T5N155W - 51020
  • T5N165E - 52003
  • T5N170W - 51303
  • T5N180W - 52309
  • T5N95W - 32303
  • T5S110W - 32318
  • T5S125W - 51018
  • T5S140W - 51014
  • T5S155W - 51019
  • T5S165E - 52004
  • T5S170W - 51304
  • T5S180W - 52313
  • T5S95W - 32304
  • T8N110W - 43001
  • T8N125W - 51307
  • T8N155W - 51301
  • T8N165E - 52006
  • T8N170W - 51309
  • T8N180W - 52315
  • T8N95W - 43301
  • T8S110W - 32319
  • T8S125W - 51308
  • T8S155W - 51302
  • T8S165E - 52007
  • T8S170W - 51310
  • T8S180W - 52316
  • T8S95W - 32305
  • T9N140W - 51006
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • ADCP > Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler
  • CTD > Conductivity, Temperature, Depth
  • PYRANOMETERS
NDBC TAO BUOY SENSOR THESAURUS
  • Dopper Current Meter [SonTek/Argonaut-MD]
  • GPS [Trimble/Lassen iQ]
  • Humidity-temperature Capacitance [Rotronics/MP101A]
  • Humidity-temperature Hygromer C94 [Rotronics/MP101A]
  • Humidity-temperature Pt100 RTD [Rotronics/MP101A]
  • Longwave Pyrgeometer [Eppley Laboratory/PIR]
  • Pressure Transducer [Paine 211-30-660-01]
  • Pressure Transducer [Paroscientific/MET1-2]
  • Rainfall Capacitance [R. M. Young/50203]
  • Shortwave Pyranometer [Eppley Laboratory/PSP]
  • Thermistor Conductivity Cell [SBE 16/37]
  • Thermistor [Seabird/SBE 16/37]
  • Wind Propeller [R.M. Young/05103]
  • Wind Vane [R.M. Young/05103]
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Crout, Richard; Petraitis, Dawn; US DOC/NOAA/NWS > National Data Buoy Center (2013). Physical and meteorological delayed-mode full-resolution data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array in the Equatorial Pacific. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
Access Constraints
  • 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.
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  • Digital data may be downloaded from NCEI at no charge in most cases. For custom orders of digital data or to obtain a copy of analog materials, please contact NCEI Information Services for information about current fees.
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Processing Steps
  • 2013-05-16T13:48:10 - NCEI Accession 0088104 v1.1 was published.
  • 2014-12-31T12:23:09 - NCEI Accession 0124309 v1.1 was published.
  • 2014-12-31T14:40:21 - NCEI Accession 0124311 v1.1 was published.
  • 2014-12-31T20:59:40 - NCEI Accession 0124315 v1.1 was published.
  • 2015-02-17T19:11:54 - NCEI Accession 0125921 v1.1 was published.
  • 2015-02-17T19:41:19 - NCEI Accession 0125922 v1.1 was published.
  • 2015-02-17T20:28:42 - NCEI Accession 0125923 v1.1 was published.
  • 2015-02-18T00:00:34 - NCEI Accession 0125924 v1.1 was published.
  • 2015-02-18T00:43:45 - NCEI Accession 0125925 v1.1 was published.
  • 2015-02-18T03:15:36 - NCEI Accession 0125927 v1.1 was published.
  • 2015-02-18T12:53:36 - NCEI Accession 0125934 v1.1 was published.
  • 2015-02-18T16:20:36 - NCEI Accession 0125936 v1.1 was published.
  • 2015-02-19T10:16:47 - NCEI Accession 0125955 v1.1 was published.
  • 2015-06-11T12:31:27 - NCEI Accession 0125936 was revised and v2.2 was published.
  • 2015-06-11T16:05:21 - NCEI Accession 0125955 was revised and v2.2 was published.
  • 2015-12-18T15:21:10 - NCEI Accession 0139411 v1.1 was published.
  • 2015-12-18T15:54:37 - NCEI Accession 0125955 was revised and v3.3 was published.
  • 2015-12-18T16:15:11 - NCEI Accession 0139412 v1.1 was published.
  • 2015-12-18T16:39:32 - NCEI Accession 0125936 was revised and v3.3 was published.
  • 2015-12-18T16:55:10 - NCEI Accession 0139414 v1.1 was published.
  • 2016-01-12T13:31:17 - NCEI Accession 0125951 v1.1 was published.
  • 2016-01-12T13:31:17 - NCEI Accession 0125951 was revised and v2.2 was published.
  • 2016-01-12T13:44:02 - NCEI Accession 0125952 v1.1 was published.
  • 2016-01-12T13:44:02 - NCEI Accession 0125952 was revised and v2.2 was published.
  • 2016-01-12T13:48:37 - NCEI Accession 0125953 v1.1 was published.
  • 2016-01-12T13:48:37 - NCEI Accession 0125953 was revised and v2.2 was published.
  • 2016-01-12T14:06:09 - NCEI Accession 0125954 v1.1 was published.
  • 2016-01-12T14:06:09 - NCEI Accession 0125954 was revised and v2.2 was published.
  • 2016-01-30T10:11:36 - NCEI Accession 0139411 was revised and v2.2 was published.
  • 2016-01-30T10:11:59 - NCEI Accession 0139412 was revised and v2.2 was published.
  • 2016-01-30T10:12:08 - NCEI Accession 0139414 was revised and v2.2 was published.
  • 2016-06-29T10:11:35 - NCEI Accession 0139414 was revised and v3.3 was published.
  • 2017-10-02T12:36:35 - NCEI Accession 0166928 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • ADCP
  • CTD - moored CTD
  • meteorological sensors
  • pyranometer
Platform
  • FIXED PLATFORM
Last Modified: 2018-04-09T13:26:33
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