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NWS-Moored Buoy (BOY)
browse graphic Floating buoy, moored at a specific location, but able to drift up to approximately 2 miles in all directions, depending upon water depth, due to slack in the mooring. Mast attached to the deck contains sensors to automatically measure meteorological and oceanographic parameters; and antennas and power panels to provide power and communications capabilities via NESDIS' GOES system.