Grand Traverse Bay South Buoy



The Great Lakes Water Studies Institute at Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) has placed a solar-powered monitoring buoy in West Bay that provides real-time data on wind speed and direction, air and water temperature, wave height and other information, along with recent images and video. The buoy was originally donated to NMC by the University of Michigan and was recently rebuilt by LimnoTech in 2016 with state of the art electronics and a new webcam.
Conditions at Station 45020 as of
11/10/2016 13:10:00 EST
(Click on 'Update' to enter changes)
  
Measurements in red indicate failed validity tests.
Measurements in orange indicate questionable validity tests.
Graph Click on the graph icon, in the table below, to see a time series plot of the last five days of that observation.
Datasheet Click on the page icon to view datasheet of sensor.
Text the Station ID (45020) to (734)-418-7299 to receive the latest observation on the go.
5-day plot - Wind Direction   Datasheet Wind Direction ( )WNW (300.4°)
5-day plot - Wind Speed   Datasheet Wind Speed ( )5.6 knots
5-day plot - Wind Gust Speed   Datasheet Wind Gust Speed ( )16.8 knots
5-day plot - Air Temperature   Datasheet Air Temperature ( )62 °F
5-day plot - Solar Radiation   Datasheet Solar Radiation ( )1651 W m-2
5-day plot - Water Temperature at Surface   No Datasheet Water Temperature at Surface ( )59.1 °F
5-day plot - Significant Wave Height   Datasheet Significant Wave Height ( )--- ft.
5-day plot - Dominant Period of Waves   Datasheet Dominant Period of Waves ( )1.8 Sec.
5-day plot - Relative Humidity   Datasheet Relative Humidity ( )43.94 %
5-day plot - Dew Point   No Datasheet Dew Point ( )38.8 °F
5-day plot - Barometric Pressure   Datasheet Barometric Pressure ( )0 mBar
5-day plot - Wave Direction   Datasheet Wave Direction ( )--- °
5-day plot - Thermistor Temperature, depth:   DatasheetThermistor Temperature, depth: 10.0 ft. (TP001)63.2 °F
5-day plot - Thermistor Temperature, depth:   DatasheetThermistor Temperature, depth: 22.2 ft. (TP002)71.8 °F
5-day plot - Thermistor Temperature, depth:   DatasheetThermistor Temperature, depth: 36.6 ft. (TP003)62.4 °F
5-day plot - Thermistor Temperature, depth:   DatasheetThermistor Temperature, depth: 51.1 ft. (TP004)73.3 °F
5-day plot - Thermistor Temperature, depth:   DatasheetThermistor Temperature, depth: 65.5 ft. (TP005)71.7 °F
5-day plot - Thermistor Temperature, depth:   DatasheetThermistor Temperature, depth: 79.9 ft. (TP006)68.6 °F
5-day plot - Thermistor Temperature, depth:   DatasheetThermistor Temperature, depth: 94.3 ft. (TP007)73.6 °F
5-day plot - Thermistor Temperature, depth:   DatasheetThermistor Temperature, depth: 108.7 ft. (TP008)71.3 °F
5-day plot - Battery Voltage   No Datasheet Battery Voltage ( )14.14 V
5-day plot - Buoy (DIR)    Buoy (DIR) ( )300.4
44.789 N85.604 W Decimal Degrees [DDD.DDDDD]
44 47.34 N85 36.24 W Degrees, Decimal Minutes [DDD MM.MMMM]
44 47 20 N85 36 14 W Degrees, Minutes, Seconds [DDD MM SS]
Station 45020

Click on image below to view webcam images and video
Thermistor Plots (Temperature Profiles)
View all thermistors on the same plot:
5-Day Plot
View all thermistors on the same plot:
5-Day Plot

Station 45020

Previous Observations
5-day plot - Wind Direction 5-day plot - Wind Speed 5-day plot - Wind Gust Speed 5-day plot - Air Temperature 5-day plot - Solar Radiation 5-day plot - Water Temperature at Surface 5-day plot - Significant Wave Height 5-day plot - Dominant Period of Waves 5-day plot - Current Measurement Depth 5-day plot - Eastward water velocity 5-day plot - Northward water velocity 5-day plot - Relative Humidity 5-day plot - Dew Point 5-day plot - Barometric Pressure 5-day plot - Wave Direction 5-day plot - Thermistor Temperature, depth: 5-day plot - Thermistor Temperature, depth: 5-day plot - Thermistor Temperature, depth: 5-day plot - Thermistor Temperature, depth: 5-day plot - Thermistor Temperature, depth: 5-day plot - Thermistor Temperature, depth: 5-day plot - Thermistor Temperature, depth: 5-day plot - Thermistor Temperature, depth: 5-day plot - Battery Voltage 5-day plot - Buoy (A1) 5-day plot - Buoy (B1) 5-day plot - Buoy (A2) 5-day plot - Buoy (B2) 5-day plot - Buoy (AGE) 5-day plot - Buoy (DIR)
IDDATE

(knots)

(knots)

(°F)

(W m-2)

(°F)

(ft.)

(Sec.)

(ft)

(knots)

(knots)

(%)

(°F)

(mBar)

(°)

(°F)

(°F)

(°F)

(°F)

(°F)

(°F)

(°F)

(°F)

(V)






52245 11/10/2016 13:10:00 WNW 5.6 16.8 62 1651 59.1 --- 1.8 - - - 43.94 38.8 - --- 63.2 71.8 62.4 73.3 71.7 68.6 73.6 71.3 14.14 - - - - - 300.4
52244 11/10/2016 13:00:00 WNW 3.4 21.7 61.9 1651 58.7 --- 1.8 - - - 44.08 39 - --- 63.7 72.3 62.7 73.0 70.7 67.2 72.3 70.3 14.13 - - - - 429 289.9
52243 11/10/2016 12:50:00 WNW 3.3 19.8 61.4 1662 58.4 --- 1.8 - - - 45.33 39.4 - --- 64.7 72.3 63.2 72.8 68.9 65.2 71.2 68.8 14.15 - - - - - 288.5
52242 11/10/2016 12:40:00 W 2.5 9.3 60.9 1611 58.2 --- 1.8 - - - 45.84 39.5 - --- 65.5 71.9 64.3 72.2 66.6 62.4 69.7 68.1 14.17 - - - - 270 279.8
52241 11/10/2016 12:30:00 WNW 3.4 17.9 60.3 1623 58.1 --- 1.8 - - - 46.79 39.4 - --- 67.5 71.1 66.2 71.9 64.7 59.4 68.1 66.5 14.15 - - - - - 285.3
52240 11/10/2016 12:20:00 WNW 3.6 15.6 59.7 1592 58 --- 1.8 - - - 48.01 39.4 - --- 68.9 70.8 70.2 71.7 63.9 58.8 66.0 65.6 14.14 - - - - - 288.8
52239 11/10/2016 12:10:00 WNW 3.1 13.9 59.5 1597 58.1 --- 1.8 - - - 48.75 39.4 - --- 69.4 70.5 72.5 71.6 63.5 60.6 66.4 64.7 14.15 - - - - - 285.2
52238 11/10/2016 12:00:00 WNW 2.7 11.4 59.1 1607 58.1 0.1 1.8 - - - 49.02 39.3 - 90 69.5 69.1 72.8 70.7 67.1 62.6 67.8 64.4 14.19 - 0.97 5.59 - 473 289.1
52237 11/10/2016 11:50:00 WNW 2.3 14.1 58.7 1602 58.1 --- 1.8 - - - 50.27 39.5 - --- 69.4 67.1 72.7 69.1 67.3 64.6 67.2 62.2 14.19 - - - - - 282.6
52236 11/10/2016 11:40:00 W 2 8.8 58.6 1583 57.9 --- 1.8 - - - 50.98 39.6 - --- 68.9 70.3 72.0 66.4 65.6 64.9 66.2 65.6 14.21 - - - - - 278.8
52235 11/10/2016 11:30:00 WNW 3.3 14.3 57.8 1557 57.7 --- 1.8 - - - 52.26 39.8 - --- 68.2 69.5 71.3 67.3 63.3 63.4 64.8 70.6 14.21 - - - - - 286.1
52234 11/10/2016 11:20:00 WNW 3.2 14.5 57.5 1527 57.7 --- 1.8 - - - 52.78 39.6 - --- 68.1 68.4 70.8 68.0 61.8 61.6 63.7 70.8 13.95 - - - - - 284.9
52233 11/10/2016 11:10:00 W 2.3 15.6 57 1491 57.5 --- 1.8 - - - 53.46 39.6 - --- 68.1 66.9 70.5 66.0 62.2 58.8 62.6 71.0 14.13 - - - - - 273.9
52232 11/10/2016 11:00:00 W 2.1 13.3 56.3 1456 57.4 --- 1.8 - - - 56.3 40.1 - --- 67.8 69.9 70.3 65.6 61.3 56.9 62.6 70.6 14.04 - - - - - 262.3
52231 11/10/2016 10:50:00 W 1.3 5.7 55.4 1416 57 --- 1.8 - - - 58.02 40.2 - --- 66.8 72.9 68.8 69.8 61.3 56.8 63.1 69.2 13.95 - - - - - 268.3
52230 11/10/2016 10:40:00 WSW 1.1 3.8 54.5 1370 56.6 --- 1.8 - - - 59.57 40.2 - --- 66.1 72.4 67.5 70.2 59.8 57.7 62.6 68.0 13.67 - - - - - 247.6
52229 11/10/2016 10:30:00 WSW 1 5.1 53.9 1320 56 --- 1.8 - - - 60.39 40 - --- 65.3 71.4 66.3 69.0 58.0 58.8 61.4 66.3 13.63 - - - - - 250.1
52228 11/10/2016 10:20:00 WSW 1 6.1 53.3 1268 55.3 --- 1.8 - - - 61.54 39.8 - --- 64.2 69.8 64.6 67.5 58.5 61.4 60.2 63.6 13.53 - - - - - 248.4
52227 11/10/2016 10:10:00 W 1.3 5.3 52.7 1213 54.6 --- 1.8 - - - 61.27 39.5 - --- 63.3 67.9 63.3 66.0 59.7 60.8 58.9 61.0 13.56 - - - - - 272.5
52226 11/10/2016 10:00:00 W 1.2 6.1 52.2 1152 53.9 --- 1.8 - - - 62.21 39.3 - --- 62.9 66.2 62.4 65.1 59.1 60.2 58.1 59.1 13.39 - - - - - 261.3
52225 11/10/2016 09:50:00 W 1.5 6.9 51.8 1102 53.1 --- 1.8 - - - 62.59 39 - --- 62.6 64.5 61.6 64.2 58.6 59.5 57.3 57.0 13.35 - - - - - 279.2
52224 11/10/2016 09:40:00 W 1.9 10.5 51.3 892 52.2 --- 1.8 - - - 63.14 38.9 - --- 61.4 62.1 60.1 62.7 57.5 58.2 56.7 54.9 13.24 - - - - - 275.3
52223 11/10/2016 09:30:00 WNW 1.4 7.4 51.1 157.7 51.3 --- 1.8 - - - 63.75 38.7 - --- 60.3 58.8 58.7 60.8 56.2 56.6 55.7 52.8 13.14 - - - - - 285.8
52222 11/10/2016 09:20:00 WNW 2.4 12.2 50.8 145.7 50.3 --- 1.8 - - - 64.26 38.7 - --- 58.7 55.7 57.0 58.6 54.6 54.5 54.1 50.9 12.96 - - - - - 288.1
52221 11/10/2016 09:10:00 WNW 2.7 13.9 50.6 198.8 49.2 --- 1.8 - - - 64.32 38.6 - --- 56.8 52.9 55.2 55.9 52.6 51.6 52.1 49.3 12.98 - - - - - 284.5
52220 11/10/2016 09:00:00 W 1.5 9.1 50.2 678.8 48 --- 1.8 - - - 64.9 38.4 - --- 54.5 49.5 53.2 52.1 49.6 48.1 49.5 47.8 12.89 - - - - - 279.1
52219 11/10/2016 08:50:00 WNW 1.4 10.1 49.6 531.8 47 --- 1.8 - - - 66.62 38.4 - --- 52.8 47.7 51.2 48.0 46.4 46.4 47.6 47.0 12.78 - - - - - 281.5
52218 11/10/2016 08:40:00 W 1.5 10.7 49.1 234.4 46.3 --- 1.8 - - - 67.61 38.6 - --- 50.1 46.8 49.6 46.7 45.2 44.5 46.6 46.2 12.72 - - - - - 268.9
52217 11/10/2016 08:30:00 W 1.6 5.3 48.6 138.2 45.9 --- 1.8 - - - 69.71 38.7 - --- 46.7 45.9 46.6 45.8 44.4 43.7 45.9 45.7 12.56 - - - - - 273.4
52216 11/10/2016 08:20:00 W 1.4 9.1 48.3 44.15 45.7 0.1 1.8 - - - 69.67 38.6 - --- 46.3 45.4 46.1 45.3 43.8 43.1 45.4 45.2 12.56 - - - - - 278.2

Download data here

Station 45020

U-GLOS Station 45020 was first deployed July 2005 by the University of Michigan's Ocean Engineering Laboratory (OEL) in partnership with Michigan Sea Grant, Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Northwestern College Water Studies Institute, The Great Lakes Maritime Academy, and Elmer's Crane & Dozer Inc. The original monitoring buoy was replaced in 2006 with the Aanderaa buoy that is currently deployed. This upgrade was made possible through partnerships with DTE Energy and Alliance for Coastal Technologies, a NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) sponsored program. Station 45020 measures wind speed and direction, air temperature, solar radiation, water surface temperature, wave height and period, and current direction and speed. The data is logged internally as well as transmitted in ten minute intervals to the internet via cellular modem. View a video of the deployment here

GLOS
    4840 State Road
    Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
Page last modified: September 22, 2016

hellohello hellohello

 

Great Lakes Observing System, in cooperation with LimnoTech and Michigan Tech University

Copyright © 2012-2014 Michigan Technological University