PacIOOS Wave Buoy 233: Pearl Harbor Entrance, Oahu, Hawaii

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

Wave buoy 233 measures wave height, wave direction, wave period, water temperature, and surface currents within Mamala Bay approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) offshore of the entrance to Pearl Harbor and approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) offshore of Honolulu International Airport along the South Shore of Oahu in the State of Hawaii. Wave data are transmitted every half hour. Surface currents data are transmitted every 10 minutes. And water temperature data are transmitted every 5 minutes. Moored in water 35 meters deep, this Datawell Directional Waverider DRW4 buoy is equipped with three accelerometers measuring north/south, east/west, and vertical displacements, allowing it to measure both wave direction and wave energy. This buoy also uses an acoustic current meter (ACM) to measure the speed and direction of ocean currents at approximately 1 meter below the surface. The temperature sensor is located at the base of the 0.9 meter spherical buoy, approximately 45 cm or 18 inches below the ocean surface. Wave buoys are useful tools for forecasting local waves and are used by recreational and professional ocean users alike.

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Metadata Date May 25, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 27, 2019
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) June 6, 2017 (creation), June 6, 2017 (issued), May 25, 2018 (revision)
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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date May 25, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 27, 2019
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) June 6, 2017 (creation), June 6, 2017 (issued), May 25, 2018 (revision)
Responsible Party Scripps Institution of Oceanography (Point of Contact)
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Bbox North Lat 21.29736
Bbox South Lat 21.29734
Bbox West Long -157.958943
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Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
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Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2017-06-06T21:00:00Z
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