Hawaii Buoys and Waverider Gauges
Since the beginning of the 1980's, the
NOAA National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) has maintained an
array of environmental buoys in Hawaiian waters. These
instruments record a variety of parameters, such as air and
sea temperature, wind speed and direction, air pressure,
and wave period, height, and spectra. Other agencies, such as the
Coastal Data Information Program (CDIP) of the Scripps Institute of Oceanography
at the University of California at San Diego, the
U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers (USACE), and the Department of Oceanography, University of Hawaii have also collected
information on wave characteristics around Hawaii. All the non-NDBC data real-time and historic data are avalable from CDIP.
- Short-term wave data sets have been provided by various other originators, and are available via the NODC Ocean Archive system (enter NODC Accession number into search).
- NODC Accession 0051075, USACE, SE Oahu, 8/9/2005-9/14/2005
- NODC Accession 0044080, USACE, Waikiki, Oahu, 8/23/2007 - 8/29/2007
- NODC Accession 0050188, USACE, Kuhio Bay, Hilo, Big Island, 3/21/2007 - 6/7/2007
- NODC Accession 0011265, USGS, S.Molokai, 2/2/2001 - 2/15/2002
- NODC Accession 0012788, USGS, W.Maui, 6/29/2003 - 10/5/2003
- NODC Accession 0037899, USGS, W.Maui, 10/21/2003 - 2/4/2004
- NODC Accession 0067695, USGS, N.Kauai, 6/8/2006 - 9/5/2006
USACE Wave Information Studies hindcast data provides wave model estimates at discrete locations for 1981-2004.
Questions or comments: Mr. Patrick Caldwell,
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