Deep ocean current profiles, water temperatures, and echo amplitudes from bottom-moored ADCP during 2011-2013 of the Aloha Cabled Observatory (NCEI Accession 0123608)

Metadata Updated: March 10, 2021

The ALOHA Cabled Observatory (ACO) is a system of hardware and software that extends electric power and the Internet offshore, supporting sustained real-time observations in the deep ocean. The ACO is connected to Oahu, Hawaii by the HAW-4 telecommunications cable transferred to the project by AT&T in 2007. On June 6th, 2011, the ACO was deployed on the ocean bottom (depth ~ 5 kilometers - 3 miles) near Station ALOHA , 100 kilometers (60 nautical miles) north of Oahu, Hawaii. Station ALOHA is the site of the long-term Hawaii Ocean Time-series (HOT) open ocean measurement program, visited by research vessels 10-12 times each year since October 1988.

There are five modules that are connected together on the seafloor. The Junction Box is connected to the HAW-4 cable and to the Observatory module. Together, they supply 1200 watts of power and 100 Megabits per second of Ethernet communications to sensor systems on these two modules, and to the other three modules. The other modules are the Camera tripod, the AMM bottom node, and the TAAM mooring. Sensors provide live video of the ocean bottom around the ACO, sound from local and distant sources, currents, pressure, temperature, and salinity.

This data set contains the 2011-06 to 2013-12 rapidly sampled current velocity data, which are collected at the ACO using a SonTek 250 kHz Acoustic Doppler Profiler. The instrument is located at a depth of 4726.2 m below the mean surface, 1.83 m above the bottom. There are 20 depth bins in each profile, which reaches upward to at most 100 m above the bottom. The data have been quality controlled and are stored in NetCDF format. The files contain current velocity in the east, north, and upward directions in m/s. Ancillary fields include mean echo amplitude and temperature. The project is ongoing with data from 2014- to become available.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date March 10, 2021
Metadata Updated Date March 10, 2021
Data Update Frequency irregular

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date March 10, 2021
Metadata Updated Date March 10, 2021
Publisher DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
Unique Identifier Unknown
Identifier gov.noaa.nodc:0123608
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2015-01-26
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency irregular
Bureau Code 006:48
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Program Code 006:059
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Temporal 2011-06-22T00:00:00/2013-12-31T00:00:00

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