Data Seal Location "Bubba"

From: mike williamson (williams@www1.wheelock.edu)
Date: Tue Mar 28 2000 - 13:43:08 EST


Everyone,

Location data for yesterday and today have "Bubba" remaining in the same
general area. Not as many messages today. Check the wave and weather
report from the nearby weather buoy:

Weather data:

Wind Direction:
                           ESE (120 deg)

    Wind Speed:
                           29.1 kts ( 15 m/s)

    Wind Gust:
                           35.0 kts ( 18 m/s)

    Wave Height:
                           11.2 ft (3.4 m)

    Dominant Wave Period:
                           7 s

    Atmospheric Pressure:
                           29.26 in ( 991.0 mb)

    Pressure Tendency:
                           -4.8 mb (Falling Rapidly)

    Air Temperature:
                           48.9 F ( 9.4 C)

    Water Temperature:
                           42.1 F ( 5.6 C)

Significant Wave Height:
                           11.2 ft

    Wind Wave Height:
                           11.2 ft

    Wind Wave Period:
                           7.1 sec

    Wave Steepness:
                           VERY_STEEP

    Average Wave Period:
                           5.8 sec

This information comes from the National Data Buoy Center (at :
http://seaboard.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.phtml?$station=44005). Check
the web site to see how the wave height has changed dramatically in the
last 24 hours...

  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".

The Location DATA:

27568 Date : 27.03.00 09:01:30 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.020N Lon1 :
68.795W
27568 Date : 27.03.00 11:59:14 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.038N Lon1 :
68.866W
27568 Date : 27.03.00 12:08:35 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 42.998N Lon1 :
68.806W
27568 Date : 27.03.00 20:01:27 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.015N Lon1 :
68.786W
27568 Date : 27.03.00 21:45:36 LC : A IQ : 00Lat1 : 42.922N Lon1 :
69.074W
27568 Date : 27.03.00 21:52:12 LC : 0 IQ : 52Lat1 : 43.097N Lon1 :
68.777W
27568 Date : 28.03.00 00:59:20 LC : 0 IQ : 58Lat1 : 43.007N Lon1 :
68.793W
27568 Date : 28.03.00 01:13:27 LC : B IQ : 00Lat1 : 43.077N Lon1 :
68.768W

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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