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Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Project
TAO is a Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) project which delivers real-time data from moored ocean buoys for improved detection, understanding and prediction of El Niño and La Niña. The TAO project coordinates a multinational effort to maintain an array of moored buoys across the Pacific Basin. The array took ten years to built and was completed in 1994. PMEL's TAO Project has partnered with other institutions in the design and implementation of the Ocean Sustained Interdisciplinary Timeseries Environment observation System (OceanSITES), a worldwide network of deep water reference stations providing high temporal resolution data in real time for ocean research and environmental forecasting.

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