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TRITON Moorings for the Tropical Ocean Climate Study

Nov 24, 2015

The El Niño / Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is Earth’s largest interannual climate signal, with an impact on weather, ecosystems, societies and economies. ENSO modulation is thus one of the hottest topics in tropical climate study. Since its beginnings, the TAO/TRITON array has been a crucial component of the sustained ENSO observing system, providing valuable surface and subsurface observations of El Niño events, as Iwao Ueki, Tatsuya Fukuda and Takayuki Hashimukai of JAMSTEC explain.

“Appropriate transmission of the observed data is a critical issue for timely monitoring and forecasting for ENSO conditions. For that purpose, we use the Argos satellite system.”

To learn more, read ArgosForum #81:

ArgosForum 81