Encyclopedia of Ocean Engineering

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Meteorological Monitoring and Measurement Buoy

  • Wanan ShengEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6963-5_68-1

Definition

Meteorological monitoring and measurement buoys (aka weather buoys) are the buoys to measure parameters for monitoring and weather forecasting. The measurements include air temperature above the ocean surface; wind speed and direction; barometric pressure; sea water temperature and salinity; wave height, period and direction; and current etc. The weather buoys can be an important part of the global weather monitoring and prediction system (see the ocean data buoy in Fig. 1).
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References

  1. McPhaden MJ et al (2009) The global tropical moored buoy array. In: OceanObs09. 21–25th Sep 2009. Venice, ItalyGoogle Scholar
  2. Website: https://www.pmel.noaa.gov/gtmba/. Cited on 10 Sep 2018

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SW MARE Marine TechnologyCorkIreland

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  1. 1.SW MARE Marine TechnologyCorkIreland