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Images: Throwing DART Buoys into the Ocean

A DART buoy bobs in the North Pacific after being set in October 2000. The existing network of buoys will serve as the model for the new tsunami warning system being proposed by the Bush Administration. (Credit: NOAA)

Schematic diagram of a DART buoy. (Credit: NOAA)

The tsunami monitoring-network proposed by the Bush Administration will include 36 buoys in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, four of which are already operating. (Credit: NOAA)