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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: Nov 20, 09 AM EST
Last GOES Transmission: Nov 20, 04 AM EST
Latest Event:
Jun 24, 03 PM EDT
Buoy is sending valid data once again after probable datalogger lockup.


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)0.5 meters (1.8 ft)Nov 20 9:30 AM
Dominant Wave Period (0m)2.7 seconds Nov 20 9:30 AM
Significant Wave Height (test) (0m)0.6 meters (1.9 ft)Nov 20 9:00 AM
Maximum Wave Height (test) (0m)0.9 meters (3.1 ft)Nov 20 9:00 AM
Dominant Wave Period (test) (0m)8.3 seconds Nov 20 9:00 AM
Mean Wave Direction (test) (0m)181.2 degrees Nov 20 9:00 AM
Air Temperature (-3m)1.8 C (35.3 F)Nov 20 9:30 AM
Visibility (-3m)Sensor FailureNov 20 9:30 AM
Barometric Pressure (-3m)1006.2 millibars Nov 20 9:30 AM
Wind Direction (-4m)WNWNov 20 9:30 AM
Wind 2 Direction [Primary] (-4m)WNWNov 20 9:30 AM
Wind Speed (-4m)9.4 m/s (21 mph, 18 kts)Nov 20 9:30 AM
Wind 2 Speed [Primary] (-4m)9.1 m/s (20 mph, 18 kts)Nov 20 9:30 AM
Wind Gust (-4m)12.3 m/s (28 mph, 24 kts)Nov 20 9:30 AM
Wind 2 Gust [Primary] (-4m)11.4 m/s (26 mph, 22 kts)Nov 20 9:30 AM
Water Temperature (1m)10.1 C (50.2 F) Nov 20 9:30 AM
Water Temperature (2m)10.1 C (50.2 F) Nov 20 9:00 AM
Water Temperature (20m)10.3 C (50.5 F) Nov 20 9:00 AM
Water Temperature (50m)10.5 C (51.0 F) Nov 20 9:00 AM
Salinity (1m)31.9 psu Nov 20 9:30 AM
Salinity (20m)32.0 psu Nov 20 9:00 AM
Salinity (50m)32.3 psu Nov 20 9:00 AM
Pressure (50m)49.7 decibars Nov 20 9:00 AM
Sigma-T (1m)24.5 kg/m^3 Nov 20 9:30 AM
Sigma-T (20m)24.6 kg/m^3 Nov 20 9:00 AM
Sigma-T (50m)24.8 kg/m^3 Nov 20 9:00 AM
Current Direction (2m)NNENov 20 9:00 AM
Current Speed (2m)17.9 cm/s (0.35 kts)Nov 20 9:00 AM
East Current Velocity (2m)4.5 cm/s (0.09 kts)Nov 20 9:00 AM
East Current Velocity (10m)-3.7 cm/s (-0.07 kts)Nov 20 9:00 AM
East Current Velocity (14m)-6.2 cm/s (-0.12 kts)Nov 20 9:00 AM
East Current Velocity (18m)-8.1 cm/s (-0.16 kts)Nov 20 9:00 AM
East Current Velocity (22m)-8.8 cm/s (-0.17 kts)Nov 20 9:00 AM
East Current Velocity (50m)-9.8 cm/s (-0.19 kts)Nov 20 9:00 AM
North Current Velocity (2m)17.3 cm/s (0.34 kts)Nov 20 9:00 AM
North Current Velocity (10m)25.1 cm/s (0.49 kts)Nov 20 9:00 AM
North Current Velocity (14m)26.0 cm/s (0.51 kts)Nov 20 9:00 AM
North Current Velocity (18m)26.6 cm/s (0.52 kts)Nov 20 9:00 AM
North Current Velocity (22m)27.8 cm/s (0.54 kts)Nov 20 9:00 AM
North Current Velocity (50m)51.6 cm/s (1.00 kts)Nov 20 9:00 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).
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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.
Latest Month's:
This Deployment:
Entire Position History:

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