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Satellite Oceanography Laboratory data from the Aloha buoy
Entry ID: UH_ALOHABUOY


Summary
Abstract: HALE ALOHA (Hawaii Air-sea Logging Experiment, A Long-Term
Oligotrophic Habitat Assessment) was initially deployed Sunday,
January 12, 1997, funded primarily through the JGOFS-HOT Program.
The Satellite Oceanography Laboratory supplied three components to
this mooring effort. These components were:

Surface meteorological instrumentation
Near-surface current measurements
Near-bottom current measurements

A key component of the physical measurements made by this mooring
is the suite of meteorological instruments maintained by the Satellite
Oceanography Laboratory. This system provides measurements of wind
speed and direction, relative humidity, air temperature, rain
accumulation, solar radiation,and air-water temperature difference.
These data are transferred daily from the mooring at around 11:00 HST,
and are processed two or three times a week. During periods of heavy
seas or other inclement weather, the cellular link is inoperable, causing
delays and some gaps in the near-real time data. As all data is
recorded on-board the mooring, these gaps appear only in the near-real
time return. These near-real-time data are provided mainly to monitor
the health of the mooring and assist scientists during the HOT field
cruises.

Data is also available for the HALE ALOHA Shallow Current Meters.
Two InterOcean S4 current meters were deployed on HALE ALOHA-2, at
depths of 31m and 539m. They were deployed on May 21, 1997 and
recovered on Dec 3,1997. Both instruments recorded data throughout
the deployment, with complete data recovery. Currents are plotted
and are available as text files for the shallow and deep instruments.

HALE ALOHA Deep Mooring data is available online as another source of
data from the Aloha Buoy. An array of Anderaa current meters was
deployed in the vicinity of the HALE ALOHA mooring to measure the
near-bottom currents in the region. The bottom depth at the location
was 4560 m, with current meters located 9.0 m, 19.5 m, and 95m from
the bottom. Data was recovered from the top current meter from May 14
until Nov.19, and from the middle current meter from May 14 until
Dec. 22. No data was recovered from the bottom current meter.
Data from the current meters are plotted and are available as
text files for the top and middle current meters.

Related URL
Link: View Related Information
Description: HALE ALOHA Mooring Data Home page

Geographic Coverage
 N: 60.0 S: 18.0  E: -60.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Version: Not provided


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1970-01-01


Location Keywords
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > EQUATORIAL
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA SURFACE
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > HAWAII > Hawaiian Islands


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR INDICATORS >DEW POINT TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR INDICATORS >HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >UPPER LEVEL WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT >RAIN ACCUMULATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >OCEAN CURRENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >THERMOHALINE CIRCULATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >WIND WAVES    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS >INFRARED IMAGERY    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >RADAR >RADAR IMAGERY    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS >VISIBLE IMAGERY    [Definition]


Platform
BUOYS    [Information]


Instrument
CURRENT METERS    [Information]


Quality
Instrument intercalibration and advanced processing have not been
performed on these data.


Use Constraints
Please contact the Satellite Oceanography
Lab prior to using these data in scientific analysis.


Keywords
CONTROL BOX TEMPERATURE
DAILY DATA
GRID DATA
HAWAII
HAWAIIAN OCEAN TIME SERIES
HOURLY DATA
HYDROGRAPHY
IMAGERY
SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
SOEST
SST
SURFACE
WIND SPEED


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Satellite Oceanography Laboratory , Oceanography Department, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii    [Information]
Data Center URL: https://www.soest.hawaii.edu/soestwp/

Data Center Personnel
Name: PIERRE FLAMENT
Phone: 808-956-9225
Email: flament at soest.hawaii.edu
Contact Address:
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Department of Oceanography
1000 Pope Road
City: Honolulu
Province or State: HI
Postal Code: 96822
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: On-line


Personnel
SCOTT A. RITZ
Role: METADATA AUTHOR
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-12-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-01-15



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