The Council collects weather data, including ocean current, wind direction and speed, wave direction and heights, and other information through a series of weather stations in Prince William Sound. This information aids in the safe transportation of oil, and would be an important asset in the event of an oil spill.
|Port Valdez Weather Buoy Analysis 2019 – 2022||Dr Robert W. Campbell||September 1, 2023||This report summarizes three years of meteorological and oceanographic measurements made by two buoys deployed in Port Valdez, one adjacent to the Valdez Marine Terminal (VMT) and one near the …|
|Port Valdez Weather Buoy Analysis 2019 – 2021||Dr Robert W. Campbell||December 7, 2022||This report by Dr. Robert Campbell of the Prince William Sound Science Center. Dr Campbell has been analyzing data collected by the Council’s two weather buoys in Port Valdez, looking …|
|Port Valdez Weather Buoy Data Analysis||Dr Robert W. Campbell||September 27, 2021||The Council sponsors two weather buoys in Prince William Sound. These two buoys, one near the Valdez Marine Terminal and the other near a sensitive bird habitat called the Valdez …|
|New weather buoys establish PORTS(R) information for Valdez Alaska||October 15, 2020||Press release on weather monitoring buoys in Prince William Sound.|
|Weather Buoy Demonstration Project||Dr Robert W. Campbell||August 15, 2018||The Council has long had an interest in the successful operation and maintenance of weather buoys installed in Prince William Sound (PWS). There have been multiple instances where weather buoys …|
|Comparison of Wind Measurements at Nuchek Heights, Hinchinbrook Island, and at Seal Rocks NOAA Data Buoy in Hinchinbrook Entrance, Alaska.||Micro Specialties Inc., Orson P. Smith, Richard M. Brown||December 7, 2006||Concurrent hourly average wind speeds and directions from data collection stations on shore at Nuchek Heights and at sea by the NOAA Seal Rocks data buoy were compared during the …|