Richardson Bay Wave Buoy

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SOFAR Wave Buoy

Spotter Buoy, Richardson Bay
Sofar spotter buoy, Richardson Bay

Deployed in Richardson Bay 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 to collect wave height, direction and period, and wind speed and direction.

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

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

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