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TAO Buoy Array deployment, mooring sequence in the deep sea on the NOAA Ship GORDON GUNTER.
United States, Gulf of Mexico 2006 August 29
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TAO Buoy Array deployment, mooring sequence in the deep sea on the NOAA Ship GORDON GUNTER.
United States, Gulf of Mexico 2006 August 29
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TAO Buoy Array deployment, mooring sequence in the deep sea on the NOAA Ship GORDON GUNTER.
United States, Gulf of Mexico 2006 August 29
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TAO Buoy Array deployment, mooring sequence in the deep sea on the NOAA Ship GORDON GUNTER.
United States, Gulf of Mexico 2006 August 29
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TAO Buoy Array deployment, mooring sequence in the deep sea on the NOAA Ship GORDON GUNTER.
United States, Gulf of Mexico 2006 August 29
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TAO Buoy Array deployment, mooring sequence in the deep sea on the NOAA Ship GORDON GUNTER.
United States, Gulf of Mexico 2006 August 29
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Anchor line streaming aft as the NOAA Ship GORDON GUNTER steams slowly head leaving the TAO buoy astern. The ship is proceeding to the mooring location of the buoy prior to dropping the anchor.
United States, Gulf of Mexico 2006 August 29
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While the TAO buoy streams aft, innocent looking clouds approach. Perhaps this cloud looks like a hand puppet dragon or dinosaur.
United States, Gulf of Mexico 2006 August 29
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While the TAO buoy streams aft, innocent looking clouds approach. Billowing cumulus on the horizon.
United States, Gulf of Mexico 2006 August 29
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While the TAO buoy streams aft, innocent looking clouds approach. Perhaps this cloud looks like a hand puppet dragon or dinosaur.
United States, Gulf of Mexico 2006 August 29
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While the clouds approach and the TAO buoy streams aft with attached line, the deck crew of the NOAA Ship GORDON GUNTER move a second TAO to its pre-mooring preparation stand.
United States, Gulf of Mexico 2006 August 29
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While the clouds approach and the TAO buoy streams aft with attached line, the deck crew of the NOAA Ship GORDON GUNTER move a second TAO to its pre-mooring preparation stand.
United States, Gulf of Mexico 2006 August 29
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While the clouds approach and the TAO buoy streams aft with attached line, the deck crew of the NOAA Ship GORDON GUNTER move a second TAO to its pre-mooring preparation stand.
United States, Gulf of Mexico 2006 August 29
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While the clouds approach and the TAO buoy streams aft with attached line, the deck crew of the NOAA Ship GORDON GUNTER move a second TAO to its pre-mooring preparation stand.
United States, Gulf of Mexico 2006 August 29
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While the clouds approach and the TAO buoy streams aft with attached line, the deck crew of the NOAA Ship GORDON GUNTER move a second TAO to its pre-mooring preparation stand.
United States, Gulf of Mexico 2006 August 29
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While the clouds approach and the TAO buoy streams aft with attached line, the deck crew of the NOAA Ship GORDON GUNTER move a second TAO to its pre-mooring preparation stand.
United States, Gulf of Mexico 2006 August 29
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Innocent-looking clouds have moved ever closer as they are taking on a somewhat ominous appearance.
United States, Gulf of Mexico 2006 August 29
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Spray from a waterspout appears in the distance. The spout is moving towards 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.
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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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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