Pilot Research Moored Array in the Tropical Atlantic

Project Description
PIRATA (Pilot Research Moored Array in the Tropical Atlantic) is a
project designed by a group of scientists involved in CLIVAR, and is
implemented by the group through multi-national cooperation. The
purpose of PIRATA is to study ocean-atmosphere interactions in the
tropical Atlantic that are relevant to regional climate variability on
seasonal, interannual and longer time scales.

Contributions are provided by France (with the participation of IRD in
collaboration with Meteo-France, CNRS, Universities and
IFREMER), by Brazil (INPE and DHN) and by the USA (NOAA/PMEL, NASA and

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