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, access weather data, and other aspects happening real-time on Lake Erie. PA Sea Grant collaborates with staff at the NOAA Woods Hole Research Center in Ohio on this project.
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