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Physical Oceanography Group
School of Marine Sciences
University of Maine

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Mooring A0136 : Massachusetts Bay


Latitude: 42° 31.37´N
Longitude: 70° 33.96´W
Location Description: SE of Gloucester
Deployed: Jul 07 2016
Coast Guard Light List Letter: A
Coast Guard Light List Number 367
Water Depth: 65 meters (213 feet)
Watch Circle Radius: 45 meters (148 feet)
Last Cell Phone Transmission: May 24, 07 AM EDT
Last GOES Transmission: May 24, 07 AM EDT
Latest Event:
Mar 24, 08 PM EDT
Data from backup RMYoung wind sensor appears erratic (noisy and too high).


Specialized Plots:
Temperature, Salinity, Density: Temperature and Dissolved Oxygen:

Text Reports: Surface, Ocean, Currents OR Data Download (All data for this location)

Sensor Information (this deployment only)


Latest Conditions:

Click on the graph icons below to see time series plots of the listed variables. The latest conditions are in local time but all plots are in GMT(Summer EDT is 4 hours behind GMT; Winter EST is 5 hours behind GMT; Atlantic AST is always 4 hours behind GMT).

We follow the convention that depth is measure positive "down". That's why parameters like wind speed have negative depths attached to them! The latest eastward and northward subsurface currents are displayed at a subset of available depths; no plots are presently available for current velocity vectors below 2m. Click here for additional Information.

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Significant Wave Height (0m)Sensor FailureMay 24 7:30 AM
Dominant Wave Period (0m)Sensor FailureMay 24 7:30 AM
Significant Wave Height (test) (0m)0.2 meters (0.8 ft)May 24 7:00 AM
Maximum Wave Height (test) (0m)0.4 meters (1.2 ft)May 24 7:00 AM
Dominant Wave Period (test) (0m)5.3 seconds May 24 7:00 AM
Mean Wave Direction (test) (0m)Sensor FailureMay 24 7:00 AM
Air Temperature (-3m)12.3 C (54.1 F)May 24 7:30 AM
Visibility (-3m)Sensor FailureMay 24 7:30 AM
Barometric Pressure (-3m)1007.8 millibars May 24 7:30 AM
Wind Direction (-4m)Sensor FailureMay 24 7:30 AM
Wind 2 Direction [Primary] (-4m)EastMay 24 7:30 AM
Wind Speed (-4m)Sensor FailureMay 24 7:30 AM
Wind 2 Speed [Primary] (-4m)1.9 m/s (4 mph, 4 kts)May 24 7:30 AM
Wind Gust (-4m)Sensor FailureMay 24 7:30 AM
Wind 2 Gust [Primary] (-4m)2.1 m/s (5 mph, 4 kts)May 24 7:30 AM
Water Temperature (1m)11.9 C (53.5 F) May 24 7:30 AM
Water Temperature (2m)11.3 C (52.4 F) May 24 7:00 AM
Water Temperature (20m)7.2 C (45.0 F) May 24 7:00 AM
Water Temperature (50m)6.3 C (43.3 F) May 24 7:00 AM
Water Temperature (51m)6.1 C (43.1 F) (opt)May 24 7:00 AM
Water Temperature (52m)6.9 C (44.5 F) Jan 30 10:00 AM
Salinity (1m)28.2 psu May 24 7:30 AM
Salinity (20m)31.0 psu May 24 7:00 AM
Salinity (50m)31.9 psu May 24 7:00 AM
Salinity (52m)33.0 psu Jan 30 10:00 AM
Dissolved Oxygen (50m)5.4 ml/l (7.8 mg/l)May 24 7:00 AM
Dissolved Oxygen (51m)5.4 ml/l (7.8 mg/l)May 24 7:00 AM
Oxygen Saturation (50m)7.0 ml/l May 24 7:00 AM
Oxygen Saturation (51m)7.0 ml/l May 24 7:00 AM
Percent Oxygen Saturation (2m)91.3 May 24 7:00 AM
Percent Oxygen Saturation (50m)77.6 % May 24 7:00 AM
Percent Oxygen Saturation (51m)77.6 % May 24 7:00 AM
Sigma-T (1m)21.3 kg/m^3 May 24 7:30 AM
Sigma-T (20m)24.3 kg/m^3 May 24 7:00 AM
Sigma-T (50m)25.0 kg/m^3 May 24 7:00 AM
Sigma-T (52m)25.8 kg/m^3 Jan 30 10:00 AM
Transmissivity (0.25m pathlength) (52m)96.0 percent Jan 30 10:00 AM
Beam Attenuation Coefficient (52m)0.2 m-1 Jan 30 10:00 AM
Current Direction (2m)WestMay 24 7:00 AM
Current Speed (2m)21.1 cm/s (0.41 kts)May 24 7:00 AM
East Current Velocity (2m)-21.0 cm/s (-0.41 kts)May 24 7:00 AM
East Current Velocity (10m)-7.7 cm/s (-0.15 kts)May 24 7:00 AM
East Current Velocity (14m)-7.6 cm/s (-0.15 kts)May 24 7:00 AM
East Current Velocity (18m)-9.7 cm/s (-0.19 kts)May 24 7:00 AM
East Current Velocity (22m)-10.3 cm/s (-0.20 kts)May 24 7:00 AM
East Current Velocity (50m)-12.3 cm/s (-0.24 kts)May 24 7:00 AM
North Current Velocity (2m)2.0 cm/s (0.04 kts)May 24 7:00 AM
North Current Velocity (10m)-11.9 cm/s (-0.23 kts)May 24 7:00 AM
North Current Velocity (14m)-3.5 cm/s (-0.07 kts)May 24 7:00 AM
North Current Velocity (18m)-1.7 cm/s (-0.03 kts)May 24 7:00 AM
North Current Velocity (22m)-2.9 cm/s (-0.06 kts)May 24 7:00 AM
North Current Velocity (50m)-3.7 cm/s (-0.07 kts)May 24 7:00 AM
Average Chlorophyll Concentration (3m)10.1 micrograms/liter May 24 7:00 AM
Sea water Turbidity (3m)4.9 ntus May 24 7:00 AM


Measured Ocean Currents and Wind Stress

Hourly averaged wind stress at 4 m and currents (rotated to true north) at 2 m (current meter) and from 10 m to a maximum of 126 m (Doppler).
Latest Month's:
This Deployment:
Entire Position History:

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Wind and Residual Ocean Currents

Measured winds and currents which are low-pass filtered to remove tidal currents. Winds at 4 m above sea surface, surface currents at a depth of 2 m, and doppler currents at 4 meter bins from 10 meters to a maximum of 126 meters.
Latest Month's:
This Deployment:
Entire Position History:

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