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TAO/TRITON Array Time-Longitude Section

Chung-Chu Teng/Richard L. Crout

MAY 2009

FIGURE A1.3  Time-longitude sections of surface zonal winds (m s-1), sea surface temperature (C) and 20C isotherm depth (m) for the past 24 months. Analysis is based on 5-day averages of moored time series data from the TAO/TRITON array. Positive winds are westerly. Squares on the abscissas indicate longitude where data were available at the start of the time series (top) and end of the time series (bottom). The TAO/TRITON array is presently supported by the United States (NOAA), Japan (STA), and France (IRD). Further information is available from Richard L. Crout (NOAA/NDBC).

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