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DART Stations

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The DART system consists of a bottom pressure recorder (BPR) located on the sea floor capable of detecting a tsunami as small as 1 centimeter high on the ocean surface. A discus-shaped buoy, 2.5 meters in diameter, on the ocean surface is moored at a position close enough to receive data via acoustic link from the BPR. After receiving data from the BPR, the surface buoy relays the information via the NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) system to ground stations. The ground stations demodulate the signals and disseminate information to NOAA Tsunami Warning Centers (TWC) and the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory. TWCs use the data in real time to decide what U.S. coastal communities need to be warned of [...]

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The primary mission of the DART program is to reduce the risk to coastal residents from tsunami danger.In addition to its primary mission, DART stations provide information to assist in reducing the trigger of costly false tsunami warnings.

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  • USGS Multi-Hazards Demonstration Project

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<p> DOC/NOAA/NWS &gt; National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce</p>

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