Scientists use data from CBIBS buoys, NOAA satellites, and other sources to monitor conditions in the Chesapeake Bay, and to analyze how they may differ from average.
***UPDATE as of 4/28/22: The Jamestown location is now reporting meteorological and current conditions. Water-quality data will come after June 1 when a new sensor is deployed.***
Data from NOAA buoys and satellites and other data sources on conditions in the Chesapeake Bay during fall 2021 give scientists insight into how living resources, including key fish species,
With the coldest months of the year just ahead, CBIBS team is laying out their plans for buoy operations over the winter.
The remnants of Hurricane Ida passed through the Chesapeake Bay watershed on September 1, bringing record rainfall amounts and even tornadoes to parts of the mid-Atlantic.
As of early August, the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System (CBIBS) has six buoys deployed and reporting data in near-real-time. These buoys are located at:
The Bay’s waters are warming into the 60s, and we’re all eager to get out on the Chesapeake, whether for boating, sailing, fishing, paddling or other adventures.
This time of year, there’s more daylight every day, and boaters around the Bay look forward to time on the water.
Scientists use data from buoys and satellites to track water temperature and salinity levels in the Chesapeake Bay.