National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
United States Department of Commerce


FY 1995

TOGA TAO array sampling schemes and sensor evaluations

Mangum, L.J., H.P. Freitag, and M.J. McPhaden

In Proceedings, Oceans '94 OSATES, Parc de Penfeld, Brest, France, 13–16 September 1994, II-402–II-406 (1995)

The TOGA-TAO array will be fully deployed in the Pacific Ocean by the end of 1994, with a total of 64 ATLAS wind and temperature moorings and 5 PROTEUS/current meter moorings. Implementation of the TAO array began in the latter half of TOGA, and will be continued after TOGA ends in December 1994 as part of national and international programs to improve short-term climate analyses and prediction. The array is directed by NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) and involves international cooperation with scientists and organizations in U.S.A., Japan, France, Korea, and Taiwan. A review of the TAO program, sampling information, and an evaluation of sensor performance are presented.

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