can data of temperature or precipitation be taken in open ocean?

Question by samanthaw1024: can data of temperature or precipitation be taken in open ocean?
ive been trying to look for a chart of temperature and precipitation in the open ocean but i cant find anything.

wikipedia says that water temperatures in the Pacific vary from freezing in the poleward areas to about 25-30 °C Celsius 84 °F Fahrenheit near the equator.

since there is such a big area to measure is it even possible to take that kind of data out there?

Best answer:

Answer by Elliott J
Go on the NOAA website. noaa.gov.

On the left column there is a selection for oceans (Marine).

Click on that and surf around the page for bouy data.

You can pick and choose wind speed , air and water temp. charts, graphs etc.

PLUS

They have tons of weather links for other bouys around the globe.

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2 Responses to “can data of temperature or precipitation be taken in open ocean?”

  • einstein says:

    Maritime vessels routinely radio weather reports with their positions to local bases such as the Coast Guard. Contact your local or nearest station and see if they will release the information.

  • #1 bossman says:

    there are bouys scattered all over the world’s oceans that collect this data in addition to ship observations and research vessels in any of the world’s oceans at any given time.

    NOAA.gov should be able to provide you with up to date information

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