Tropical Atmosphere Ocean/TRITON

Project Description
The TAO array (renamed the TAO/TRITON array on 1 January 2000)
consists of approximately 70 moorings in the Tropical Pacific
Ocean, telemetering oceanographic and meteorological data to
shore in real-time via the Argos satellite system.

The array is a major component of the El Ni?o/Southern
Oscillation (ENSO) Observing System, the Global Climate
Observing System (GCOS) and the Global Ocean Observing System
(GOOS).

Support is provided primarily by the United States (National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and Japan (Japan Marine
Science and Technology Center) with additional contributions
from France (Institut de recherche pour le developpement).

For more information, link to
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/proj_over/proj_over.html

[Summary provided by NOAA]