Lake Superior study heats up with more sensors, more data

Duluth News Tribune: A half-hour’s cruise out of Duluth, not far off the McQuade Road boat landing, Jay Austin gave the signal to let loose his $75,000 baby. The crew on the Blue Heron, the University of Minnesota Duluth’s 86-foot research vessel, released the cable, and the big yellow buoy, fixed with a variety of electronic equipment, was in the water, tethered to 4,200 pounds of old railroad wheels for an anchor. The buoy immediately began sending Austin the data he was looking for: temperature in the air (along......

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