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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
2005 CLIMODE buoy
The CLIMODE buoy ready to start work in the Gulf Stream in late 2005. At deployment, this was the state of the art ASIMET buoy: Surlyn foam hull, rectangular tower, enlarged tower top with open interior, short, battery-less titanium sensor housings.

Even this modern buoy has indications of future improvements. The egg-beater-shaped sensor just right of the yellow line is a sonic anemometer. More accurate than the propeller-shaped anemometers, this sensor may be standard on ASIMET systems by 2008. (photo courtesy Robert Weller, WHOI)