Project Description

Lake Ontario - Oswego NY and,
Lake Erie - Dunkirk NY Buoys:


Maintained by SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Lake Ontario - Oswego NY

This Buoy is located in Lake Ontario just offshore of the outflow of the Oswego River. The buoy is located in approximately 60 feet (20 meters) of water and at the edge of Lake Ontario?s nearshore zone.

The buoy system consists of a TIDAS 900 platform equipped with a weather station measuring solar radiation, temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction. The TIDAS buoy has an inertial wave sensor which measures wave height, speed, direction and period. A temperature string measures water temperature from surface to bottom in approximately 6 foot intervals. This information is transferred to the GLRC via a cellular modem. The TIDAS 900 is also capable of housing and transmitting data from additional sensors. We currently have a YSI 6600 series sonde on this buoy equipped with chlorophyll, phycocyanin, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, conductivity, pH and temperature sensors. This data is not currently available online but may be requested from the GLRC at GLRC@esf.edu.

This buoy is deployed in mid to late April and retrieved in mid-October. Funding for this buoy comes from the Great Lakes Research Consortium (GLRC), The Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS), the US-EPA via the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) and from SUNY-ESF.

Lake Erie - Dunkirk NY

This buoy is deployed in Eastern Lake Erie, 5 miles NNW of Dunkirk in 30 meters of water. The buoy is 16 feet in length, 4 feet in diameter and weighs a little over 650lbs. It collects meteorological information including solar radiation, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction, and relative humidity, as well as wave height, direction and period information. The buoy also measures water temperature from the surface to 20m in depth, and dissolved oxygen and conductivity at 20m. Data collected are logged and transmitted via a cellular link back to the Great Lakes Center. The information collected from this buoy and from the whole GLOS system can be used for climate modeling, lake current and energy budget modeling, as well as being useful for the study of nutrient dynamics and fisheries. The system is also useful for commercial and recreational navigation by providing real time information regarding wind and wave conditions.

 

Oswego
at 09/02/14 12:30PM

Wind Speed

0.1

knots

Barometric Pressure

29.7

inHg

Solar Radiation

748

W/m2

Wave Height

0.732

ft

Wave Period

6

sec

Wave From Direction

111

Deg

Temp 1.0 m

20.99

C

Temp 2.5m

20.38

C

Temp 3.5m

20.27

C

Temp 4.5m

20.26

C

Temp 5.5m

20.25

C

Temp 6.5m

20.25

C

Temp 7.5m

20.24

C

Temp 8.5m

20.15

C

Temp 9.5m

20.21

C

Temp 10.5m

20.07

C

Temp 11.5m

19.99

C

Temp 12.5m

19.73

C

Temp 13.5m

19.69

C

Temp 14.5m

19.66

C

Temp 15.5m

19.58

C

Temp 16.5m

19.45

C

Temp 17.5m

19.04

C

Temp 18.5m

18.74

C

AirTemp

24.07

C

RH

88

%

WindDir Corr

163,036

Deg

WindDir Corr

43.490100

Deg

WindDir Corr

-76.517500

Deg

WindDir Corr

34

Deg

 

Dunkirk Lake Erie
at 09/02/14 12:30PM

Solar Radiation

80

W/m2

Wind Speed

10.7

knots

Air Temperature

22.61

C

Relative Humidity

87

%

Barometric Pressure

29.8

inHg

Significant Wave Height

3.993

ft

Dominant Wave Period

5

sec

Wave From Direction

65

Deg

Temp00

22.14

C

Temp01

22.14

C

Temp02

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Temp03

-------

Temp04

-------

Temp05

-------

Temp06

-------

Temp07

-------

Temp08

-------

Temp09

-------

Temp10

-------

Temp11

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Temp12

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Temp

13.16

C

Sp Cond

282

uS/cm

Depth

23.912

m

ODOSat

63.1

%

ODO

6.62

mg/L

WindDir Corr

255

Deg

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