July 10, 2015

Ocean and Weather

In addition to climate research, oceanographers and meteorologists also use Argos to gather in situ observations for operational oceanography and meteorology. Argos buoys, floats and fixed stations collect data for operational programs such as World Weather Watch (WWW). Over 70 percent of Argos data are exchanged on a global and voluntary basis for insertion into numerical ocean and weather prediction models via Global Telecommunication System (GTS). Furthermore, Argos offers ocean data telemetry services for a broad spectrum of applications including ocean modeling, moored buoy monitoring and more.