Lake Võrtsjärv automated buoy station - Estonia

Basic Information
Site Name
Lake Võrtsjärv automated buoy station
Short name
Võrtsjärv buoy
Operating Organisation
Site Manager
Site Description
Lake Võrtsjärv is the largest inland water body in Estonia. Is located in Central part of the country (58.286560, 26.049585). Is a large (270 km2) shallow polymictic lake with a maximum depth of 6 m and a mean depth of 2.8 m. According to the classification by Lewis (1983) belongs to continuous rather than discontinuous cold polymictic lakes. Lake Võrtsjärv Buoy was deployed in the summer of 2010 near the deepest point of the lake (N 58.211798, E 26.103163) to gather high resolution data on meteorology and water quality of the lake. YSI EMM 700 bay buoy has been used for float. YSI 6600 V2-4 multisonde (at 1 meter) was fixed at 1 meter depth for underwater measurements. The buoy is equipped with a Vaisala Weather Transmitter WXT520 and a Li-Cor pyranometer (LI-200) for weather parameters. Data collection was controlled with Campbell CR1000 datalogger. System was renewed in 2021. Current underwater measurements are collected with EXO2 multisond and data collection is controlled by Flydog Marine datalogger.
Last modified
2024-02-26 11:02:45


General Characteristics and Status
Site Status
Year Established
Observed properties
Precipitation Sum:    673 mm
Temperature Mean: 6.29 °C
Standard Reference Period: 1991 - 2020
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON)The affiliation of this site with "Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON)" is not verified.
Lake Võrtsjärv
Lake Võrtsjärv
Lake Võrtsjärv automated buoy
Lake Võrtsjärv automated buoy
Centroid/Representative Coordinates

Latitude: 58.257282 Longitude: 26.036224

Elevation (average)

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