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For the most recent DART® developments, see the DART Reference and Technical Information website.

See how the DART II® buoy works: (Flash animation or YouTube video). The DART II® buoy has been transitioned from research to operations at the National Data Buoy Center.


Department of Commerce Gold Medal Winners: DART® Buoy development team

Click images to see (a) DART II schematic diagram, (b) DART II Flash animation, (c) larger image of deployed DART II buoy (from NDBC), and (d) planned DART buoy locations (from NOAA magazine, Apr 17, 2006).

DART II® References:

Meinig, C., S.E. Stalin, A.I. Nakamura, F. González, and H.G. Milburn (2005): Technology Developments in Real-Time Tsunami Measuring, Monitoring and Forecasting. In Oceans 2005 MTS/IEEE, 19–23 September 2005, Washington, D.C.Meinig, C., S.E.

Stalin, A.I. Nakamura, H.B. Milburn (2005), Real-Time Deep-Ocean Tsunami Measuring, Monitoring, and Reporting System: The NOAA DART II Description and Disclosure.

NOAA Magazine Articles: