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World’s windiest ocean locale

News briefs from the American Meteorological Society annual meeting being held January 11 – 15 in Phoenix

11:59am, January 14, 2009

Thar she blows: A weather report from the world’s windiest ocean locale

A buoy anchored southeast of Greenland dutifully gathered wave and weather data in one of the world’s most hostile environments for more than five months,  until the really rough weather of winter arrived and the buoy snapped free — but not before it confirmed satellite data suggesting the region is the world’s windiest for oceans.

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