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Chesapeake Bay Observing System Data
Chesapeake Bay Observing System has a partnership with the National Ocean Service to provide long-term, real-time information about the state of the Chesapeake Bay and its resources. The CBOS monitoring system uses mooring buoys of two size classes. Larger long-term buoys remain on-station along the main axis of the Chesapeake Bay for most of the year. Smaller, portable rover buoys can be deployed at various sites in the Bay and tributaries that warrant closer study for more limited time periods, ranging from several days to several months. Both types of buoys share many of the same remote sensing capabilities. Three permanent buoys and one rover buoy are being deployed in 1997.|
In addition to both long-term and rover buoys, there are seven real-time water level gauges available on-line, two meteorological stations, and a satellite-linked sensor station at the entrance to the Bay. Real-time conditions of the Chesapeake Bay can be accessed on the World Wide Web. Millions of data samples are processed and dynamically render Bay snapshots, displaying trends and scientific views on the Web home page (http://md.water.usgs.gov/posters/CBOS/ .) The real-time feature of CBOS' home page enables anyone to monitor the Bay and watch storms and fronts as they happen. Users are enabled to compare sensors over periods of time,(days, months or years), and build their custom view of the Bay.
CBOS provides a visualization systems for scientists, students, policy makers, users of the Bay's resources, and the general public to learn more about the current and future health of the Chesapeake Bay through the AutoMATE software developed by Brian Guarraci.
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