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Pearlington in Hancock County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

TAO Buoy

 
 
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September 2, 2017
1. TAO Buoy Marker
Inscription.
NOAA completed the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array for the detection of El Niño and La Niña in the Pacific Ocean in 1994 after 10 years of development in which NOAA deployed 400 buoys on 83 separate cruises. Today, NOAA and the Japanese government maintain 70 permanent buoys they moored along the equatorial Pacific that collect data essential to the forecasting of El Niño and La Niña.
 
Location. 30° 18.721′ N, 89° 36.256′ W. Marker is in Pearlington, Mississippi, in Hancock County. Marker can be reached from Discovery Circle half a mile west of State Highway 604, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Discovery Circle, Pearlington MS 39572, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tsunami Buoy (here, next to this marker); Special Operations Craft Riverine (a few steps from this marker); H-1 Rocket Engine (a few steps from this marker); F-1 Rocket Engine (within shouting distance of this marker); Infinity Eagle (within shouting distance of this marker); Gainesville Volunteers (approx. ¼ mile away); Lunar Lander (approx. 0.3 miles away); John C. Stennis Space Center (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pearlington.
 
More about this marker.
TAO Buoy Marker image. Click for full size.
September 2, 2017
2. TAO Buoy Marker
Located at the Infinity Science Center, off of exit 2 off of Interstate 10 Mississippi east bound.
 
Categories. Science & MedicineWaterways & Vessels
 
TAO Buoy Marker image. Click for full size.
September 2, 2017
3. TAO Buoy Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 3, 2017.
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