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Air-Sea Interaction Meteorology: The ASIMET System

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NTAS buoy alone in the Atlantic
row of buoys during instrument burn-in
Toroid-shape buoy
buoys during burn-in at WHOI
Buoy made of Surlyn foam
NTAS buoy
STRATUS buoy off Chile
2005 CLIMODE buoy
Buoy made of Surlyn foam
Aluminum buoys are prone to leaks after long periods at sea. Most newer buoys, like this one off Bermuda, are made of solid Surlyn foam that is much more durable and buoyant. The tower top has been further enlarged from earlier designs, and the square tower provides more headroom for engineers reaching into the buoy well. (Photo courtesy Bob Weller, WHOI)