NOAA Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis
Overview of first operational DART® Mooring System

Mooring System
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A DART® system consists of a seafloor bottom pressure recording (BPR) system capable of detecting tsunamis as small as 1 cm, and a moored surface buoy for real-time communications. An acoustic link is used to transmit data from the BPR on the seafloor to the surface buoy. The data are then relayed via a GOES satellite link to ground stations, which demodulate the signals for immediate dissemination to NOAA's Tsunami Warning Centers and PMEL.

System Overview

Surface Buoy

Bottom Package


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