National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
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PIRATA Array Monitors Tropical Atlantic Ocean

January 09, 2013

PMEL technicians departed the week of January 7 for a 7-week cruise on the NOAA Ship Ronald H.Brown in the Northeast Atlantic to service moorings in the Prediction and Research Moored Array in the Atlantic (PIRATA).  PMEL will be deploying 5 moorings at 4 PIRATA sites. 

The PIRATA array was established in 1997 in partnership with France and Brazil and studies ocean-atmosphere interactions in the tropical Atlantic.  Visit the PIRATA web page for more information.