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Waterspout sequence as the spray from a waterspout approaches the NOAA Ship GORDON GUNTER which is constrained in its ability to maneuver as the recently launched TAO buoy is not yet anchored and is still secured by its mooring line to the ship. The funnel remains invisible throughout this sequence.
United States, Gulf of Mexico 2006 August 29
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Waterspout sequence as the spray from a waterspout approaches the NOAA Ship GORDON GUNTER which is constrained in its ability to maneuver as the recently launched TAO buoy is not yet anchored and is still secured by its mooring line to the ship. The funnel remains invisible throughout this sequence.
United States, Gulf of Mexico 2006 August 29
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Waterspout sequence as the spray from a waterspout approaches the NOAA Ship GORDON GUNTER which is constrained in its ability to maneuver as the recently launched TAO buoy is not yet anchored and is still secured by its mooring line to the ship. The funnel remains invisible throughout this sequence.
United States, Gulf of Mexico 2006 August 29
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Waterspout sequence as the spray from a waterspout approaches the NOAA Ship GORDON GUNTER which is constrained in its ability to maneuver as the recently launched TAO buoy is not yet anchored and is still secured by its mooring line to the ship. The funnel remains invisible throughout this sequence.
United States, Gulf of Mexico 2006 August 29
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Waterspout sequence as the spray from a waterspout approaches the NOAA Ship GORDON GUNTER which is constrained in its ability to maneuver as the recently launched TAO buoy is not yet anchored and is still secured by its mooring line to the ship. The funnel remains invisible throughout this sequence.
United States, Gulf of Mexico 2006 August 29
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Waterspout sequence as the spray from a waterspout approaches the NOAA Ship GORDON GUNTER which is constrained in its ability to maneuver as the recently launched TAO buoy is not yet anchored and is still secured by its mooring line to the ship. The funnel remains invisible throughout this sequence.
United States, Gulf of Mexico 2006 August 29
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Following passage of the waterspout, the crew prepares to drop the anchor for the TAO buoy. The anchor is composed of railway wheels. Operations on the NOAA Ship GORDON GUNTER.
United States, Gulf of Mexico 2006 August 29
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Following passage of the waterspout, the crew prepares to drop the anchor for the TAO buoy. The anchor is composed of railway wheels. Operations on the NOAA Ship GORDON GUNTER.
United States, Gulf of Mexico 2006 August 29
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Following passage of the waterspout, the crew prepares to drop the anchor for the TAO buoy. The anchor is composed of railway wheels. Operations on the NOAA Ship GORDON GUNTER.
United States, Gulf of Mexico 2006 August 29
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Following passage of the waterspout, the crew prepares to drop the anchor for the TAO buoy. The anchor is composed of railway wheels. Operations on the NOAA Ship GORDON GUNTER.
United States, Gulf of Mexico 2006 August 29
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Following passage of the waterspout, the crew prepares to drop the anchor for the TAO buoy. The anchor is composed of railway wheels. Operations on the NOAA Ship GORDON GUNTER.
United States, Gulf of Mexico 2006 August 29
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Following passage of the waterspout, the crew prepares to drop the anchor for the TAO buoy. The anchor is composed of railway wheels. Operations on the NOAA Ship GORDON GUNTER.
United States, Gulf of Mexico 2006 August 29
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Following passage of the waterspout, the crew prepares to drop the anchor for the TAO buoy. The anchor is composed of railway wheels. Operations on the NOAA Ship GORDON GUNTER.
United States, Gulf of Mexico 2006 August 29
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Following passage of the waterspout, the crew prepares to drop the anchor for the TAO buoy. The anchor is composed of railway wheels. This is the last anyone will see of these railroad wheels for a very long time. Operations on the NOAA Ship GORDON GUNTER.
United States, Gulf of Mexico 2006 August 29
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Coatings Specialist, James Payton, painting buoy components.
Mississippi, Stennis Space Center 2003 Autumn
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6-Meter Buoy being relocated through parking lot.
Mississippi, Stennis Space Center 2006 Summer
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3 10-meter Hurricane Buoys prior to deployment.
Mississippi, Stennis Space Center 2006 Spring
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Field Technicians preparing 10-Meter Buoy for deployment.
Mississippi, Stennis Space Center 2005 Spring
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Welding 10-Meter Buoy hull.
Mississippi, Stennis Space Center 2004 Winter
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10-Meter Buoy reconditioning.
Mississippi, Stennis Space Center 2005 Spring
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Field Technicians preparing 10-Meter Buoy for deployment.
Mississippi, Stennis Space Center 2005 Spring
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Technicians preparing 3-Meter Buoy for sub-surface instrumentation.
Mississippi, Stennis Space Center 2006 Spring
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Ballast adjustment of 6-Meter NOMAD Buoy.
Mississippi, Stennis Space Center 2006 Spring
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Prepping hull of 10-Meter Buoy.
Mississippi, Stennis Space Center 2006 Spring
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Assembly of crow's nest on 10-Meter Buoy.
Mississippi, Stennis Space Center 2006 Spring
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10-Meter Buoy being relocated for launch.
Mississippi, Stennis Space Center 2006 Spring
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Engineers with TAO Buoy.
Mississippi, Stennis Space Center 2006 Summer
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10-Meter Buoy being relocated for launch.
Mississippi, Stennis Space Center 2006 Spring
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10-Meter Buoy being relocated for launch.
Mississippi, Stennis Space Center 2006 Spring
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Pre-launch checkout of 10-Meter Buoy.
Mississippi, Stennis Space Center 2006 Spring
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Pre-launch checkout of 10-Meter Buoy.
Mississippi, Stennis Space Center 2006 Spring
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TAO Buoy.
Mississippi, Stennis Space Center 2006 Summer
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12-Meter Buoy hull preparation.
Mississippi, Stennis Space Center 2006 Spring
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Extreme Environment 6-Meter Buoy prior to deployment.
Mississippi, Stennis Space Center 2004 Winter
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3-Meter display buoy with Hurricane Hunter aircraft.
Mississippi, Stennis Space Center 2005 Spring
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NOAA tsunami buoys - DART surface buoys.
Mississippi, Stennis Space Center 2006
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NOAA tsunami buoys - DART surface buoys.
Mississippi, Stennis Space Center 2006
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A NOAA tsunami buoy - DART surface buoy - with pressure sensor. The DART system provides real-time tsunami detection as waves travel across an ocean basin. The stations consist of a bottom pressure sensor that is anchored to the seafloor and a companion moored surface buoy.
Mississippi, Stennis Space Center 2006
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Ceremony in Phuket, Thailand, where the MV SEAFDEC ship was ready to set sail to deploy the first Indian Ocean tsunami detection buoy.
Thailand, Phuket 2006 November 30
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The MV SEAFDEC ship was ready to set sail to deploy the first Indian Ocean tsunami detection buoy.
Thailand, Phuket 2006 November 30
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Moose finds new use for weather instruments at experimental Forest Service meteorological site.
Alaska, Anchorage 2006 September 8
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Moose finds new use for weather instruments at experimental Forest Service meteorological site.
Alaska, Anchorage 2006 September 8
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Moose finds new use for weather instruments at experimental Forest Service meteorological site.
Alaska, Anchorage 2006 September 8
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Moose finds new use for weather instruments at experimental Forest Service meteorological site.
Alaska, Anchorage 2006 September 8
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Moose find new use for weather instruments at experimental Forest Service meteorological site.
Alaska, Anchorage 2006 September 8
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Following the devastation of Hurricane Rita, Southern Region HQ put out a call for assistance for stricken Weather Service employees. Central Region Electronic Systems Specialists Michael Gill, Pat Baye, Alan Johnson, and Bill Whitlock responded and helped not only restore critical Weather Service systems but helped repair homes of fellow NWS employees.
Louisiana, Lake Charles 2005 September 30
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This home belonged to the Lake Charles WSFO IT specialist who had closed on it one week prior to the hurricane. Fortunately no one was hurt. Central Region employees spent many hours here and at other homes chain sawing through the mass of debris and helping remove fallen trees.
Louisiana, Lake Charles 2005 September 30
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Following the devastation of Hurricane Rita, Southern Region HQ put out a call for assistance for stricken Weather Service employees. Central Region Electronic Systems Specialists Michael Gill, Pat Baye, Alan Johnson, and Bill Whitlock responded and helped not only restore critical Weather Service systems but helped repair homes of fellow NWS employees.
Louisiana, Lake Charles 2005 September 30
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Looking down the main street running through Lake Charles. Without a government badge or media pass, nobody was allowed beyond the exits of the interstate entering the town. Every exit was blocked by armed National Guard and State Police.
Louisiana, Lake Charles 2005 September 30
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The National Weather Center at Norman, Oklahoma. This brand new building had been dedicated on September 29, 2006.
Oklahoma, Norman 2006 October 4

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