location data, seal "Bubba", weather data (fwd)

From: mike williamson (williams@www1.wheelock.edu)
Date: Wed Feb 23 2000 - 12:21:28 EST


Subject: location data, seal "Bubba", weather data

Mike et al,

More location data from "Bubba". Still hanging around the same general
location. It appears that h4e is continuing to stay near a small patch of
deep (around 250 meters) water about 60 miles off of the coast. The
locations appear to be clustering around areas of a depth of around 180
meters deep. This is a bit hard to interpret, due to the uncertain
accuracy of many of the locations (see the LC numbers...), but so far he
appears to be staying very close to that particular depth profile. A quick
check of some Sea Surface Temperature maps did not show anything remarkable
in this area.

In case you are wondering.... here is a bit of weather information from the
general area: This information comes from the National Data Buoy Center
(at : http://seaboard.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.phtml?$station=44005).
Buoy 44005 is the closest buoy station to "Bubba" (at 42.90 N 68.94 W
(4253'46"N 6856'56"W)) or (about 20 miles south and east of his
position). A second buoy (44007) is located west of "Bubba", near shore,
(about 50 miles away). Roughly in the location of the first location data
point we received from "Bubba".

Wind Direction:
                           S (190 deg)

    Wind Speed:
                           17.5 kts ( 9 m/s)

    Wind Gust:
                           21.4 kts ( 11 m/s)

    Wave Height:
                           4.6 ft (1.4 m)

    Dominant Wave Period:
                           5 s

    Atmospheric Pressure:
                           30.50 in (1032.9 mb)

    Pressure Tendency:
                           -0.6 mb (Falling)

    Air Temperature:
                           43.0 F ( 6.1 C)

    Water Temperature:
                           42.1 F ( 5.6 C)

Significant Wave Height:
                           4.6 ft

    Wind Wave Height:
                           4.6 ft

    Wind Wave Period:
                           5.3 sec

    Wave Steepness:
                           VERY_STEEP

    Average Wave Period:

                         4.2 sec

Location Data:

27568 Date : 22.02.00 11:26:40 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.137N Lon1 :
69.150W
27568 Date : 22.02.00 18:32:04 LC : 0 IQ : 58Lat1 : 43.164N Lon1 :
69.158W
27568 Date : 22.02.00 19:26:56 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.187N Lon1 :
69.164W
27568 Date : 22.02.00 20:14:49 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.188N Lon1 :
69.136W
27568 Date : 22.02.00 21:09:13 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.179N Lon1 :
69.119W
27568 Date : 22.02.00 21:56:34 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.186N Lon1 :
69.174W
27568 Date : 22.02.00 22:48:26 LC : 0 IQ : 58Lat1 : 43.187N Lon1 :
69.081W
27568 Date : 22.02.00 22:50:51 LC : 0 IQ : 56Lat1 : 43.177N Lon1 :
69.131W
27568 Date : 22.02.00 23:53:38 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.192N Lon1 :
69.150W
27568 Date : 23.02.00 00:32:59 LC : 0 IQ : 58Lat1 : 43.197N Lon1 :
69.148W
27568 Date : 23.02.00 01:33:36 LC : 0 IQ : 58Lat1 : 43.203N Lon1 :
69.159W
27568 Date : 23.02.00 03:15:12 LC : 0 IQ : 48Lat1 : 43.177N Lon1 :
69.175W

later,

ge

Greg Early
Edgerton Research Laboratory
New England Aquarium
Central Wharf
Boston, Mass 02110
617-973-5246 (phone)
617-723-6207 (FAX)
gearly@neaq.org



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