LSPA’s water quality
buoy collects and transmits data every ten minutes 24/7, 365 days of the year on weather and
in-lake conditions. This buoy is part of a global
buoy network called the Global Lake Ecological Observatory
Network (GLEON). Instruments record air temperature, wind speed and
direction, humidity, sunlight energy (PAR), water temperature
at various depths and dissolved oxygen in the
For LSPA's Lake Sunapee buoy data:
See our "Live Buoy" page under "Programs"
The Polar Vortex, Jet Stream and You
The Polar Vortex and the Jet Stream are behaving differently this season, bringing really weird weather to New Hampshire and beyond.
What Trees Do for You
Many people don’t give a second thought to trees, but there are some very good reasons for everyone to appreciate trees.
GLEON 13 - A Success
The international conference,GLEON 13, of international lake scientists, cohosted by LSPA and the Cary Institute at Mt. Sunapee was a tremendous success.
Irene and Lake Sunapee
Tropical Storm Irene did have its influence on Lake Sunapee. View the graphed data collected by LSPA's buoy.
All About Wind Chill
Wind Chill is an important factor to know when venturing out in the wintertime. Knowing how it is calculated helps to understand this human -related weather phenomenon.
There has been recent local media attention to cyanobacterial (blue green algae) blooms in New Hampshire lakes.
Carey’s Graduate Work
Cayelan Carey will be continuing
the data collection work she began last
summer for her dissertation at Cornell.
Snow, Sleet or Rain
It's not so easy to predict whether meteorological conditions will result in snow, sleet, freezing rain or hail.
From the Lake to the Classroom
LSPA is a collaborator in a National Science Foundation effort to bring real scientific data to the classroom.
How Lakes Freeze
Recently, I have had several people ask about how lakes freeze. I knew some answers, but as I researched deeper, the freezing of lakes can be complicated!
LSPA's Buoy Data
LSPA launched its Instrumented buoy on August 27th. This buoy is part of a global network of buoys, measuring lake parameters.