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Coastal, oceanographic and meteorological data at Unalakleet, Alaska

This page contains near real-time meteorological, oceanographic, and coastal data collected by a camera system and a wave buoy deployed at Unalakleet, Alaska. These instruments were installed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to research coastal change hazards and to develop real-time forecasts of coastal water levels and the probability of erosion in Alaska. The camera system collects information along the coast of Unalakleet. The wave buoy is located 2.2 mi (3.5 km) off the shore of Unalakleet in approximately 26 ft (8 m) of water.

The map below shows the location of the wave buoy deployment site and camera system. Additional survey details are available from the USGS Coastal and Marine Geoscience Data System (CMGDS) at All times on this page are in Alaska Standard Time (AKST) or Alaska Daylight Time (AKDT).

The wave buoy was removed on October 23, 2023 in preparation for the winter ice season. We plan to redeploy the buoy in summer 2024.



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