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Location:  40 57.35 N  73 34.80 W      


Site Description:
Approximately 3 miles offshore of Greenwich, near CT DEP's Station C1, in 18.3 meters (60 feet)

Water Quality Sensors:
A surface YSI 6600 sonde with water temperature, conductivity (salinity), dissolved oxygen at approximately 1 meter depth transmits data every 15 minutes. A mid-depth sensor at 8 meters (25 feet), and a bottom sensor at 16 meters (50 feet) are recording data internally, data is collected when the buoys are serviced every 4-6 weeks.

Meteorological Sensors:
Wind speed and direction, barometric pressure, relative humidity, air temperature from R.M. Young Co.
Anemometer height is 3.5 meters above the water surface. Weather data is transmitted every 15 minutes.


Wave Sensor:
Non-directional single axis wave module from Neptune Sciences, Inc. Wave data is transmitted every half hour.
  • See our second generation WLIS Buoy... June, 2004
  • Oops...  photo by CT DEP, Jan 2004
  • See our upgraded water quality & weather buoy ... May, 2003
  • See our old water quality buoy... July, 2002






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