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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: Sep 25, 09 PM EDT
Last GOES Transmission: Sep 25, 09 PM EDT
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)0.6 meters (2.1 ft)Sep 25 9:00 PM
Dominant Wave Period (0m)10.7 seconds Sep 25 9:00 PM
Significant Wave Height (test) (0m)0.6 meters (2.1 ft)Sep 25 9:00 PM
Maximum Wave Height (test) (0m)1.0 meters (3.3 ft)Sep 25 9:00 PM
Dominant Wave Period (test) (0m)10.8 seconds Sep 25 9:00 PM
Mean Wave Direction (test) (0m)155.3 degrees Sep 25 9:00 PM
Air Temperature (-3m)16.6 C (61.9 F)Sep 25 9:00 PM
Visibility (-3m)Sensor FailureSep 25 9:00 PM
Barometric Pressure (-3m)1017.5 millibars Sep 25 9:00 PM
Wind Direction (-4m)SWSep 25 9:00 PM
Wind 2 Direction [Primary] (-4m)SSWSep 25 9:00 PM
Wind Speed (-4m)2.5 m/s (6 mph, 5 kts)Sep 25 9:00 PM
Wind 2 Speed [Primary] (-4m)2.4 m/s (5 mph, 5 kts)Sep 25 9:00 PM
Wind Gust (-4m)3.1 m/s (7 mph, 6 kts)Sep 25 9:00 PM
Wind 2 Gust [Primary] (-4m)3.0 m/s (7 mph, 6 kts)Sep 25 9:00 PM
Water Temperature (1m)15.8 C (60.5 F) Sep 25 9:00 PM
Water Temperature (2m)15.1 C (59.1 F) Sep 25 9:00 PM
Water Temperature (20m)13.3 C (55.9 F) Sep 25 9:00 PM
Water Temperature (50m)12.9 C (55.3 F) Sep 25 9:00 PM
Salinity (1m)31.0 psu Sep 25 9:00 PM
Salinity (20m)31.9 psu Sep 25 9:00 PM
Salinity (50m)32.0 psu Sep 25 9:00 PM
Pressure (50m)50.3 decibars Sep 25 9:00 PM
Sigma-T (1m)22.7 kg/m^3 Sep 25 9:00 PM
Sigma-T (20m)23.9 kg/m^3 Sep 25 9:00 PM
Sigma-T (50m)24.1 kg/m^3 Sep 25 9:00 PM
Current Direction (2m)SouthSep 25 9:00 PM
Current Speed (2m)6.2 cm/s (0.12 kts)Sep 25 9:00 PM
East Current Velocity (2m)0.4 cm/s (0.01 kts)Sep 25 9:00 PM
East Current Velocity (10m)8.6 cm/s (0.17 kts)Sep 25 9:00 PM
East Current Velocity (14m)9.3 cm/s (0.18 kts)Sep 25 9:00 PM
East Current Velocity (18m)11.0 cm/s (0.21 kts)Sep 25 9:00 PM
East Current Velocity (22m)8.0 cm/s (0.15 kts)Sep 25 9:00 PM
East Current Velocity (50m)-3.8 cm/s (-0.07 kts)Sep 25 9:00 PM
North Current Velocity (2m)-6.1 cm/s (-0.12 kts)Sep 25 9:00 PM
North Current Velocity (10m)-9.7 cm/s (-0.19 kts)Sep 25 9:00 PM
North Current Velocity (14m)-7.6 cm/s (-0.15 kts)Sep 25 9:00 PM
North Current Velocity (18m)-5.9 cm/s (-0.11 kts)Sep 25 9:00 PM
North Current Velocity (22m)-5.3 cm/s (-0.10 kts)Sep 25 9:00 PM
North Current Velocity (50m)-9.8 cm/s (-0.19 kts)Sep 25 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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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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