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Gulf buoy station in event mode?
National Data Buoy Center ^ | February 19, 2011 | Me

Posted on 02/19/2011 7:44:07 PM PST by RBW in PA

Wave Event in Gulf of Mexico?


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: buoy; florida; gulf; hotfudgesunday
Does anyone know why there is a buoy in the Gulf of Mexico that is in Event Mode? If you look at the website, there is a blinking yellow triangle located in the gulf. If you click on it, a graph will open showing a wave event and the description below says Tsunami station in event mode.
1 posted on 02/19/2011 7:44:09 PM PST by RBW in PA
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To: RBW in PA

The flashing buoy I see is not in the Gulf of Mexico.

It’s way out in the Atlantic Ocean.

I’m thinking a malfunction of some kind.


2 posted on 02/19/2011 7:47:36 PM PST by MplsSteve
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To: RBW in PA

East of Cuba now...


3 posted on 02/19/2011 7:48:11 PM PST by RBW in PA
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To: RBW in PA

Godzilla poked his head out of the water while on his way to New York.


4 posted on 02/19/2011 7:49:26 PM PST by Keflavik76
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To: RBW in PA
Guatemala has had some quakes today and yesterday (if today is actually tomorrow).

Could be a trench or something stirring things up ~

5 posted on 02/19/2011 7:50:16 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: RBW in PA

There was a 3.8 earth quake in the gulf south of Mobile yesterday. Hmmm.....


6 posted on 02/19/2011 7:50:52 PM PST by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: RBW in PA

‘Bout gotta be caused by global warming, Bush, Sarah Palin, or the damn Republicans...everything else is


7 posted on 02/19/2011 7:51:50 PM PST by bigbob (-)
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To: RBW in PA

Surfs up!


8 posted on 02/19/2011 7:53:46 PM PST by doc1019
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To: RBW in PA

“Event Mode” is qualified as being within the past 24 hours. It’s not as if some wave action necessarily just set the thing off, it could have been as long ago as last night.


9 posted on 02/19/2011 7:54:01 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: RBW in PA


10 posted on 02/19/2011 7:55:13 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: All

That area seems to be under an Atlantic Gale Warning....Could be a rogue wave, although I’m a landlubber and don’t know anything about that type of water.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/MIAHSFAT2.shtml


11 posted on 02/19/2011 7:55:19 PM PST by I_Publius
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To: MplsSteve

Yeah, it’s east of the Bahamas and North of Puerto Rico.

It’s a DART (Tsunami detection buoy).

Shows some sharp oscillations in water height in the last three hours.

No notable earthquakes near it, though.

Most likely some sort of malfunction; if not the (remote) possibilities are a tsunami induced by an underwater landslide; I think an asteroid would have been noticed.


12 posted on 02/19/2011 7:56:00 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: doc1019

remember when that surfer dude rode the wave to gilligan’s island???


13 posted on 02/19/2011 7:57:08 PM PST by barbarianbabs
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To: barbarianbabs

Yep! First time I ever heard the expression “dude”. LOL!


14 posted on 02/19/2011 8:00:00 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Strategerist
The Puerto Rican trench is between Puerto Rico and this bouy. And this could be something like a SOLITON ~ not just a rogue wave, but a really big one that has coherency ~ think of it as a Laser phenomenon in a column of water.

Now that'd ring some bells!

15 posted on 02/19/2011 8:00:17 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: RegulatorCountry
Event Details Looks like a 15m spike around 0107:30 GMT on 02/20.
16 posted on 02/19/2011 8:00:26 PM PST by SubMareener (Become a monthly donor! Free FreeRepublic.com from Quarterly FReepathons!)
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To: I_Publius

Eh, the data taken literally shows the water column height rapidly oscillating wildly by 60 meters in the last three hours, preceded by almost no motion at all; really seems a malfunction is most likely.

The measuring device is actually on the sea floor; the buoy is just for communications. So it shouldn’t be triggered by storm waves.

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/dart/dart.shtml

DART® systems consist of an anchored seafloor bottom pressure recorder (BPR) and a companion moored surface buoy for real-time communications (Gonzalez et al., 1998). An acoustic link transmits data from the BPR on the seafloor to the surface buoy.

The BPR collects temperature and pressure at 15-second intervals. The pressure values are corrected for temperature effects and the pressure converted to an estimated sea-surface height (height of the ocean surface above the seafloor) by using a constant 670 mm/psia. The system has two data reporting modes, standard and event. The system operates routinely in standard mode, in which four spot values (of the 15-s data) at 15-minute intervals of the estimated sea surface height are reported at scheduled transmission times. When the internal detection software (Mofjeld) identifies an event, the system ceases standard mode reporting and begins event mode transmissions. In event mode, 15-second values are transmitted during the initial few minutes, followed by 1-minute averages. Event mode messages also contain the time of the initial occurrence of the event. The system returns to standard transmission after 4 hours of 1-minute real-time transmissions if no further events are detected.


17 posted on 02/19/2011 8:00:30 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: RBW in PA

The bouy is reporting some really big waves.

It has been doing so for long enough that the bouys near it should also be reporting big waves.

Since this is the only bouy reporting these waves, it seems reasonable that the bouy is malfunctioning.


18 posted on 02/19/2011 8:00:53 PM PST by EternalHope (You can't make a deal with the Devil, or reach across the aisle to Obama.)
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To: RBW in PA
Thats just a bunch of cubans floating over on a 57 chevy.

They are going to drive it right onto the turnpike and drive 10 miles under the speed limit in the left lane.

19 posted on 02/19/2011 8:01:15 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Strategerist

Weird, I just went out on the deck a few minutes ago and noticed the water was white-capping at night, with no noticable wind - trees are still.


20 posted on 02/19/2011 8:04:51 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Strategerist

Maybe a Cloverfield event.


21 posted on 02/19/2011 8:07:39 PM PST by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: RBW in PA

A sub hit the bouy wire.....


22 posted on 02/19/2011 8:09:17 PM PST by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: RBW in PA

A sub hit the bouy wire.....


23 posted on 02/19/2011 8:09:20 PM PST by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: RBW in PA

If it is just one, it could be a malfunction or something bumped into it.


24 posted on 02/19/2011 8:11:58 PM PST by mnehring
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To: RobRoy; Strategerist; SubMareener

How close to the Bermuda Triangle is this?


25 posted on 02/19/2011 8:17:08 PM PST by Domestic Church (AMDG)
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To: RBW in PA
LOL Not that I'm critiquing the whys or wherefores here, but what prompted you to A: peruse the oceanic buoy data at this time of night, and B: start a thread here on it? Just curious, to be honest. I do weird shit like this, too, from time to time.

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26 posted on 02/19/2011 8:28:36 PM PST by Viking2002 (RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!!!!)
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27 posted on 02/19/2011 8:46:55 PM PST by Spitzensparkin1 (Arrest and deport all illegal aliens. Americans demand those jobs back! Whooorah, Arizona!)
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To: RBW in PA

bttt


28 posted on 02/19/2011 9:02:44 PM PST by kimmie7 (I do not think BO is the antichrist, but he may very well be 665.)
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To: RBW in PA

I never got over Astro Boy, now you want me to commit emotional energy to Gulf Buoy?


29 posted on 02/19/2011 10:02:04 PM PST by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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