NOMAD buoys: an overview of forty years of use

  title={NOMAD buoys: an overview of forty years of use},
  author={Gerald L. Timpe and N.E. Van de Voorde},
  journal={'Challenges of Our Changing Global Environment'. Conference Proceedings. OCEANS '95 MTS/IEEE},
  pages={309-315 vol.1}
  • G. Timpe, N. Van de Voorde
  • Published 9 October 1995
  • Environmental Science
  • 'Challenges of Our Changing Global Environment'. Conference Proceedings. OCEANS '95 MTS/IEEE
The Navy Oceanographic Meteorological Automatic Device (NOMAD) buoy was developed by the U.S. Navy (USN) in the late 1940s as an offshore autonomous meteorological platform. Between 1951 and 1970, 21 NOMAD buoys were built and deployed in a wide range of locations. In 1974, the National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) acquired several of these NOMAD buoys, and since that time has used the hulls as meteorological and oceanographic data buoys. The NOMAD buoy has excellent performance characteristics and… 

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