Project Description

Lake Ontario - Oswego, NY

Maintained by SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

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 10/30/13 2:30AM

Wind Speed

6.7

knots

Barometric Pressure

30.1

inHg

Solar Radiation

0

W/m2

Wave Height

0.718

ft

Wave Period

2

sec

Wave From Direction

26

Deg

at 09/16/13 10:00AM

Temp 1m

20.47

C

Temp 2.5m

20.52

C

Temp 3.5m

20.42

C

Temp 4.5m

20.54

C

Temp 5.5m

20.56

C

Temp 6.5m

20.58

C

Temp 7.5m

20.53

C

Temp 8.5m

20.34

C

Temp 9.5m

20.52

C

Temp 10.5m

20.57

C

Temp 11.5m

20.53

C

Temp 12.5m

20.52

C

Temp 13.5m

20.55

C

Temp 14.5m

20.57

C

Temp 15.5m

20.43

C

Temp 16.5m

20.48

C

Temp 17.5m

20.44

C

Temp 18.5m

20.48

C

at 10/30/13 2:30AM

Air Temperature

5.17

C

Relative Humidity

63

%

Wind From Direction

197

Deg

 

Dunkirk Lake Erie
at 10/11/13 9:30AM

Solar Radiation

2

W/m2

Wind Speed

0.1

knots

Air Temperature

18.31

C

Relative Humidity

52

%

Barometric Pressure

30.1

inHg

Significant Wave Height

0.016

ft

Dominant Wave Period

8

sec

Wave From Direction

270

Deg

Temp 2m

19.03

C

Temp 4m

19.08

C

Temp 6m

18.68

C

Temp 8m

18.87

C

Temp 10m

19.00

C

Temp 12m

18.45

C

Temp 14m

18.36

C

Temp 16m

18.30

C

Temp 18m

19.21

C

Temp 20m

18.89

C

Temp 22m

18.74

C

Temp 24m

18.76

C

Temp 25m

18.44

C

at 09/11/13 7:00AM

Temperature, YSI

21.11

C

Specific Conductivity, YSI

279

uS/cm

Depth, YSI

25.029

m

DO Saturation, YSI

93.7

%

DO Concentration, YSI

8.33

mg/L

at 10/11/13 9:30AM

Wind From Direction

245

Deg

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