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
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
For more information contact:
Prof. S. Geoffrey Schladow
Director, Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC)
University of California, Davis
Phone: (530) 752-6932