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Title: High-Tech Buoy Monitors Weather in Michigan
From Yahoo! News

High-Tech Buoy Monitors Weather in Michigan

Thu Aug 25, 8:34 PM ET
By JOHN FLESHER, Associated Press Writer
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - A solar-powered buoy bobbing on the surface of Grand Traverse Bay is providing boaters, forecasters and other interested people with up-to-date information about the Lake Michigan waterway's sometimes volatile weather.

And that's just for starters, if scientists have their way. The floating device is being added to a developing network of Great Lakes buoys that could support research projects on topics ranging from global warming to oxygen depletion... "This is going to have a lot of practical applications for near-coast users as well as the research community," Mark Breederland, the Michigan Sea Grant Extension educator for northwestern Michigan, said Thursday... see complete story at http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050826/ap_on_sc/weather_buoy


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Elizabeth LaPorte
Communications Program Director & Education Program Co-Leader, Michigan Sea Grant College Program
Communications Director, Univ. of Michigan School of Natural Resources & Environment
Phone: (734) 647-0767, Fax: (734) 647-0768
Address: 401 E. Liberty St., TCF - Suite 330, Ann Arbor, MI  48104-2298
www.miseagrant.umich.edu
www.snre.umich.edu