Category Archives: TAO/TRITON Buoys

El Niño sea monitoring system may fail – half dead already

From the “send money or the instrumentation gets it” department comes news that the TAO array may already be toast due to budget constraints. One wonders if money sucked into climate programs might be a factor. From Nature News:  Nearly … Continue reading

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TAO Rain, Sea, and Air Data

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I got to thinking about the effect of thunderstorms on the surface air temperature. So I figured I’d wander once more through the TAO buoy dataset. The data is available here. I swear, every time … Continue reading

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A Tropical Oddity

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I wanted to bring you up to date on my current meanderings in the TAO buoy data that I investigated previously in a post called “Cloud Radiation Forcing in the TAO Dataset“. In my peripatetic … Continue reading

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