Research Seasons

Buoy Milestones  
 2011    2012    
 Sept. 27 Delivered from Vancouver, BC to Muskegon, MI April 23 Buoy site Bottom survey & sampling conducted successfully  
 Oct. 7 Buoy Dedication, NOAA/ GLERL Station, Muskegon, MI May 7 Deployed for the first time to the mid-lake plateau of Lake Michigan  
 Oct. 7 Deployed for data validation studies, Muskegon Lake, MI      
 Nov. 4 Deployed on station and successfully transmitting from four miles offshore from Muskegon, Lake Michigan      
 Dec. 31 Approximate retrieval date, concluding 2011 field season      
Icicles.

The WindSentinel four miles out on Lake Michigan in December 2011.  Notice the icicles on the railing and the metal sign bent back. 

During the 2011 deployment, the buoy measured wind gust to 60 mph and waves in excess of 22 feet.

For news of 2012 deployment, click here. 

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