Realtime Coastal Observation Network (ReCON) Station
Alpena - Thunder Bay Buoy   Location: 44° 59.2745´ N,   83° 16.17345´ W,   Depth: 65 ft (20 m)

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Station removed for the season. Redeployment planned for late spring 2021.



Conditions around 9:00 am EDT on Tue, Oct 20, 2020 (13:00 GMT)

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Air Data:   
Wind Speed: 10.39 kts (5.35 m/s)   [Oct 20] R.M. Young Wind Monitor
Maximum Wind Speed: 11.28 kts (5.80 m/s)   [Oct 20] R.M. Young Wind Monitor
Wind Direction: 335.5° (NNW)   [Oct 20] AirMar Weather Sensor
Air Temperature: 41.2 °F (5.1 °C)   [Oct 20] CSI Temp Probe
PAR Radiation: 141 umole/m^2/s   [Oct 20] Li-COR PAR Sensor
   
Water Near-Surface Data:   
Significant Wave Height: 0.9 ft (0.27 m)   [Oct 20] Nortek AWAC Profiler
Maximum Wave Height: 1.6 ft (0.50 m)   [Oct 20] Nortek AWAC Profiler
Wave Zero-Crossing Period: 2.25 secs   [Oct 20] Nortek AWAC Profiler
Wave Direction: 0.0° (N)   [Oct 20] Nortek AWAC Profiler
   
Water Temperature (near surface): 51.8 °F (11.0 °C)   [Oct 20] CSI Temp Probe
   
Water Column Data:   
Current @ 8.2 ft (2.5 m) Depth: 0.090 kts (4.7 cm/s), 298.2° (WNW)   [Oct 20] Nortek AWAC Profiler
Current @ 18.0 ft (5.5 m) Depth: 0.243 kts (12.5 cm/s), 308.5° (NW)   [Oct 20] Nortek AWAC Profiler
Current @ 27.9 ft (8.5 m) Depth: 0.237 kts (12.2 cm/s), 6.1° (N)   [Oct 20] Nortek AWAC Profiler
Current @ 37.7 ft (11.5 m) Depth: 0.214 kts (11.0 cm/s), 10.5° (N)   [Oct 20] Nortek AWAC Profiler
Current @ 47.6 ft (14.5 m) Depth: 0.250 kts (12.9 cm/s), 296.8° (WNW)   [Oct 20] Nortek AWAC Profiler
Current @ 54.1 ft (16.5 m) Depth: 0.070 kts (3.6 cm/s), 180.0° (S)   [Oct 20] Nortek AWAC Profiler
   
Water Near-Bottom Data:   
YSI Water Temperature (near bottom): 52.0 °F (11.1 °C)   [Oct 20] YSI Sonde
Dissolved Oxygen (near bottom): 97.28 %Sat   [Oct 20] YSI Sonde
Dissolved Oxygen (near bottom): 10.7 mg/L   [Oct 20] YSI Sonde
Phycocyanin (near bottom): 0.25 RFU   [Oct 20] YSI Sonde
Fluorescent DOM (near bottom): -1.85 RFU   [Oct 20] YSI Sonde
Total Dissolved Solids (near bottom): 135.36 mg/L   [Oct 20] YSI Sonde
pH (near bottom): 8.42   [Oct 20] YSI Sonde
Chlorophyll (near bottom): 0.2 RFU   [Oct 20] YSI Sonde
Conductivity (near bottom): 153 µS/cm   [Oct 20] YSI Sonde
Specific Conductivity (near bottom): 208 µS/cm   [Oct 20] YSI Sonde
Turbidity (near bottom): 0.7 NTU   [Oct 20] YSI Sonde
YSI Sensor Depth: 65.31 ft (19.906 m)   [Oct 20] YSI Sonde
   
Nortek Water Temperature (near bottom): 52.1 °F (11.2 °C)   [Oct 20] Nortek AWAC Profiler
Nortek Sensor Depth: 64.73 ft (19.73 m)   [Oct 20] Nortek AWAC Profiler
   
Engineering Data:   
GPS Latitude: 44.987780 N   [Oct 20] AirMar Weather Sensor
GPS Longitude: -83.270300 E   [Oct 20] AirMar Weather Sensor
GPS Altitude: 176.6 m   [Oct 20] AirMar Weather Sensor
Buoy Location Offset North: -7 ft (-2 m)   [Oct 20] AirMar Weather Sensor
Buoy Location Offset East: 3 ft (1 m)   [Oct 20] AirMar Weather Sensor
AirMar Compass: 99.8° (E)   [Oct 20] AirMar Weather Sensor
AirMar Pitch: -1.9°   [Oct 20] AirMar Weather Sensor
AirMar Roll: 6.3°   [Oct 20] AirMar Weather Sensor
   
Nortek Compass: 132.9° (SE)   [Oct 20] Nortek AWAC Profiler
Nortek Pitch: -1.2°   [Oct 20] Nortek AWAC Profiler
Nortek Roll: -0.2°   [Oct 20] Nortek AWAC Profiler
   
Solar Panel Voltage: 15.86 volts   [Oct 20] SPC Board
Solar Panel Current: 1.138 amps   [Oct 20] Campbell Logger
Battery Voltage: 12.63 volts   [Oct 20] SPC Board
Battery Current: 0.018 amps (+=charging)   [Oct 20] Campbell Logger
Current to UW Hub: 0.350 amps   [Oct 20] Campbell Logger
Voltage at UW Hub: 49.52 volts   [Oct 20] SPC Board

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