Observations Explorer

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View real-time and historic data from across the Great Lakes including lake conditions; water levels, wave heights, air and water temperatures and more. Receive updates from the station or buoy of your choice and check out the Record of the Day!

  • Provides an overview of instrumentation
  • Provides a summary of recent observations
  • Is map- and chart-oriented, and is aimed at a broad, general audience.


Check out this video for a tutorial on how to use the Observations Explorer: 

For additional information on surface temperature visit http://www.coastwatch.msu.edu/

GLOS Observations Explorer
Screen Capture of the Observations Explorer Tool