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Outdoor Exhibits
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Abstract: The National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) at the John C. Stennis Space Center has exhibits located in front of the Visitors Center. These boat-shaped buoys are moored in areas of the ocean that experience hostile environmental conditions. The instruments installed gather information and relay it to the National Weather Service by satellite. Nomad buoys are 20 feet long and weigh 13,900 pounds. They provide information on wind speed and direction, humidity levels, air and sea surface temperature and air pressure. U.S. Coast Guard ships transport buoys to their mooring sites.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1996
NIX (Document) ID:
96-513-11
(Acquired Aug 15, 2009)
Document Type: Photograph
Publication Information: Stennis Image Retrieval System - NASA SSC
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