Dial-a-buoy is an online interface that visualizes the winds measured by the off-shore buoys around the US coast in real time. Users type in a buoy ID number to add a representation of that buoy to the display. Clicking anywhere on the blue background generates words (“shift”) that serve as “bobs” to gauge the overall prevailing field of wind forces, as they are visibly blown around the screen depending on the current wind configuration.

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