WATER Institute Lake Michigan Monitoring Buoy
Map provided by NOAA.
A pelagic monitoring buoy is moored on a triangular anchor system in 109 m of water. It is equipped for both meteorological measurements and water quality measurements (profiling surface to bottom). Data are logged on the buoy and transmitted via cell phone to the WATER Institute twice per day.
View buoy specifications.
The meteorology data are collected continuously and averaged over half hour intervals. The water quality sounding takes place twice a day. The data are kept in two separate tables.
Sample plot of data
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