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The University of California, Davis (UCD) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet Propulsion Lab (NASA/JPL) have 6 large research buoys on Lake Tahoe. Measurements are being used to understand the factors affecting the health of the lake. The locations are shown on the map. Positions may vary by up to 500 ft depending on wind conditions. All are equipped with navigation lights (1 flash every second).

Some of the measurement may be of interest to the Tahoe community and are available over the web on a Near Real Time (NRT) basis. The measurements include wind speed and direction, air temperature, atmospheric pressure and water temperature. They can be viewed at http://laketahoe.jpl.nasa.gov and http://edl.engr.ucdavis.edu.

The measuring equipment is fragile and there are anchoring and monitoring lines under the buoys. Please maintain a safe distance from the buoys and do not attempt to tie up to them. We appreciate your assistance in maintaining and preserving these resources.

Thank you!

For more information contact:
Prof. S. Geoffrey Schladow
Director, Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC)
University of California, Davis
Phone: (530) 752-6932
http://terc.ucdavis.edu and http://edl.engr.ucdavis.edu