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This might have been posted already but it they launched a new weather buoy last night and its spitting out info now.

http://bit.ly/hollandbuoy

It is supposed to do wave height too but it must not be calibrated or something.

The thing I thought was cool was the different temps at different water depths. Should be good for seeing a thermocline right?

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This might have been posted already but it they launched a new weather buoy last night and its spitting out info now.

http://bit.ly/hollandbuoy

It is supposed to do wave height too but it must not be calibrated or something.

The thing I thought was cool was the different temps at different water depths. Should be good for seeing a thermocline right?

Hey guys.. glad to see so many people talking about the buoy. I am the lead engineer responsible for the buoy. When I get a little more time i'll post more details about the buoy. But check out more details at the links below.

Also check out www.limno.com/buoy as i've posted alot of resources here on our buoy in St. Joe and Holland.

We are having some problems with the wave sensor and air temp. I should have those fixed this weekend! I'm glad you guys like the temperature data... as a salmon fishermen myself I made sure we got all those temp sensors working down as far as we could affort (60 ft). If someone pitches in another $250 i'll add another sensor down at 65 ft!

Please don't hesitate to email me direclty at everhamme at limno.com with questions or comments about the buoy. I would also appreciate an ocassional email saying that you used the data (since most people only email when something goes wrong).

2. Holland Sentinel Article (front page) http://www.hollandsentinel.com/news/x236225281/5-things-to-know-about-Holland-s-new-weather-buoy

3. WOODTV8 Coverage http://www.woodtv.com/dpp/news/local/ottawa_county/weather-buoy-set-for-lake-michigan

4. WZZM Coverage http://www.wzzm13.com/news/article/218574/2/Holland-launches-buoy-to-improve-forecasting

5. WHTC Coverage http://whtc.com/news/articles/2012/jul/17/new-weather-buoy-launched-on-lakeshore/

Thanks,

Ed

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Thanks for posting on here Ed. I will definately make use of the wave height sensor once it is up and running since I get motion sickness!

How deep is the water where you put the buoy? It looks like it says you already have one at around 62 feet right? Would 65 feet be right at the bottom then?

Also, I am sure you already have divers you work with, but if you ever need an extra diver to do some work on the buoy or anything let me know. My brothers and I are all certified.

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