Richardson Bay Wave Buoy

Richardson Bay Wave Buoy

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Location: 37.874625 N, -122.481325 W

Spotter Buoy, Richardson Bay
Sofar spotter buoy, Richardson Bay

Deployed: March 2, 2023

The Coastal Oceanography Group at the Bodega Marine Laboratory, in collaboration with the Innovation Center at Folsom Lake College, has deployed a Sofar wave buoy in Richardson Bay.

Real-time observations include:

  • Sea surface temperature
  • Wind speed and direction
  • Wave height, direction and period

The buoy has been deployed in the southern boundary of the Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary (RBAC), and will be deployed seasonally during March 2023–April/May 2024.

See live data here

Richardson Bay Audubon Center Boundary
Approximate location of buoy in the Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary