PhOG, School of Marine Science, University of Maine
Physical Oceanography Group
School of Marine Sciences
University of Maine

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Mooring F0129 : Penobscot Bay


Latitude: 44° 3.20´N
Longitude: 68° 59.84´W
Location Description: Between Owls Head and Vinalhaven
Deployed: Oct 07 2016
Coast Guard Light List Letter: F
Coast Guard Light List Number 4052
Water Depth: 110 meters (361 feet)
Watch Circle Radius: 75 meters (246 feet)
Last Cell Phone Transmission: Jan 22, 09 PM EST
Last GOES Transmission: Dec 05, 08 PM EST
Latest Event:
Dec 29, 03 AM EST
Primary wind sensor failed (all readings zero); backup wind sensor speed okay.


Specialized Plots:
Temperature, Salinity, Density:

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)0.7 meters (2.2 ft)Jan 22 9:00 PM
Dominant Wave Period (0m)5.3 seconds Jan 22 9:00 PM
Significant Wave Height (test) (0m)0.6 meters (2.0 ft)Jan 22 9:00 PM
Maximum Wave Height (test) (0m)1.0 meters (3.2 ft)Jan 22 9:00 PM
Dominant Wave Period (test) (0m)5.0 seconds Jan 22 9:00 PM
Mean Wave Direction (test) (0m)144.5 degrees Jan 22 9:00 PM
Air Temperature (-3m)-3.1 C (26.5 F)Jan 22 9:00 PM
Visibility (-3m)Sensor FailureJan 22 9:00 PM
Barometric Pressure (-3m)1027.2 millibars Jan 22 9:00 PM
Wind Direction [Primary] (-4m)NEJan 22 9:00 PM
Wind 2 Direction (-4m)Sensor FailureJan 22 9:00 PM
Wind Speed [Primary] (-4m)6.0 m/s (13 mph, 12 kts)Jan 22 9:00 PM
Wind 2 Speed (-4m)Sensor FailureJan 22 9:00 PM
Wind Gust [Primary] (-4m)7.2 m/s (16 mph, 14 kts)Jan 22 9:00 PM
Wind 2 Gust (-4m)Sensor FailureJan 22 9:00 PM
Water Temperature (1m)1.8 C (35.2 F) Jan 22 9:00 PM
Water Temperature (2m)1.8 C (35.2 F) Jan 22 9:00 PM
Water Temperature (20m)3.0 C (37.4 F) Jan 22 9:00 PM
Water Temperature (50m)3.6 C (38.6 F) Jan 22 9:00 PM
Salinity (1m)30.2 psu Jan 22 9:00 PM
Salinity (20m)32.1 psu Jan 22 9:00 PM
Salinity (50m)32.4 psu Jan 22 9:00 PM
Pressure (50m)48.5 decibars Jan 22 9:00 PM
Sigma-T (1m)24.2 kg/m^3 Jan 22 9:00 PM
Sigma-T (20m)25.6 kg/m^3 Jan 22 9:00 PM
Sigma-T (50m)25.8 kg/m^3 Jan 22 9:00 PM
Current Direction (2m)SSWJan 22 9:00 PM
Current Speed (2m)14.7 cm/s (0.29 kts)Jan 22 9:00 PM
East Current Velocity (2m)-5.1 cm/s (-0.10 kts)Jan 22 9:00 PM
East Current Velocity (10m)-21.2 cm/s (-0.41 kts)Jan 22 9:00 PM
East Current Velocity (14m)-5.4 cm/s (-0.10 kts)Jan 22 9:00 PM
East Current Velocity (18m)3.9 cm/s (0.08 kts)Jan 22 9:00 PM
East Current Velocity (22m)6.7 cm/s (0.13 kts)Jan 22 9:00 PM
East Current Velocity (50m)3.4 cm/s (0.07 kts)Jan 22 9:00 PM
North Current Velocity (2m)-13.8 cm/s (-0.27 kts)Jan 22 9:00 PM
North Current Velocity (10m)-16.8 cm/s (-0.33 kts)Jan 22 9:00 PM
North Current Velocity (14m)-3.0 cm/s (-0.06 kts)Jan 22 9:00 PM
North Current Velocity (18m)5.0 cm/s (0.10 kts)Jan 22 9:00 PM
North Current Velocity (22m)6.8 cm/s (0.13 kts)Jan 22 9:00 PM
North Current Velocity (50m)5.6 cm/s (0.11 kts)Jan 22 9:00 PM


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).
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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.
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