NOAA Drift Buoys
This project guides students through the construction and deployment of “Drift Buoys” with satellite transmitters to track and monitor drift current patterns on Lake Erie. Students are empowered to access weather data to determine tracking influence on the lake. The project provides a basic drifter design and encourages student innovation. This project is facilitated in conjunction with Woods Hole NOAA office. Contact David Boughton to arrange for GPS tracker and lake deployment.
(Construction Manual, Classroom instruction, Grade 7-12)
To see the paths for drift buoys deployed by PA Sea Grant in 2012 visit: http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/drifter/drift_psu_2012_1.html