Ocean currents and water temperatures measured by moored ADCPs from the WHOI Hawaii Ocean Time-series Site (WHOTS) program in the North Pacific from 2004 to 2011 (NCEI Accession 0099078)

Metadata Updated: March 10, 2021

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Hawaii Ocean Timeseries (HOT) Site (WHOTS) is a coordinated part of HOT, and consists of a mooring that has been providing measurements of high-quality air-sea fluxes and the associated upper ocean response at Station ALOHA, about 100 km north of Oahu, Hawaii since August 2004. WHOTS is funded by NOAA and NSF and it is led by the WHOI Upper Ocean Processes Group.

The WHOTS mooring is located at station ALOHA (a 6 nautical mile radius circle centered at 22 45'N, 158 W) in the central subtropical gyre of the North Pacific. The mooring has been in place for one-year periods since 2004 at a location that has been alternating between the eastern and southern edges of ALOHA.

This NODC accession contains raw and quality controlled east, north, and upward current components, water temperatures, and ancillary diagnostic parameters for the first 7 WHOTS deployments (2004-2011) as measured by moored, upward-configured Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCP) of frequencies 300, 600, and 1200 kHz. The 300 kHz ADCP was deployed at 125 m depth while the 600 and 1200 kHz instruments were mounted at 48 m depth. The greater the frequency of the ADCP ping, the higher the resolution within a given bin, the shorter the bin length, and the smaller vertical range. Temporally, final data are 10-minute ensembles, except deployment 4 for the 600 kHz with 15-minute ensembles. The data are provided within NetCDF files (OceanSITES time-series Conventions 1.2).

NODC accession 0090188 holds temperature and conductivity (salinity) data collected using SeaBird SBE-16 SeaCAT and SBE-37 MicroCAT instruments for the first 7 WHOTS deployments (2004-2011). NODC accession 0098789 has the Next Generation Vector Averaging Current Meter (NGVM) measurements at 10 and 30 m depths for the first 7 WHOTS deployments (2004-2011).

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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 Updated Date March 10, 2021
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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)
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Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2013-02-04
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency irregular
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Temporal 2004-08-14T00:00:00/2011-04-18T00:00:00

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