Surface Currents Buoy Observations : Pearl Harbor Entrance, Oʻahu
NOTE: Click on the plot below for data at a specific time.
NOTE: This instrument does not report in real-time. New data are retrieved periodically.
start date: : temperature: wave height: wind: rain: currents:
Disclaimer: Near real-time data have not been quality controlled.
Disclaimer: Data are released in compliance with real-time quality control standards.
Disclaimer: Real-time data are provided as raw and unaltered. Results of quality control checks are provided within the data set.
The PacIOOS wave buoy near the entrance to Pearl Harbor (CDIP #233; NDBC #51211) measures surface currents within Māmala Bay approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) offshore of Pearl Harbor and approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) offshore of Honolulu International Airport along the South Shore of Oʻahu in the State of Hawaiʻi. Data are transmitted every 10 minutes. This Datawell Directional Waverider DRW4 buoy uses an acoustic current meter (ACM) to measure the speed and direction of ocean currents at approximately 1 meter below the surface.
The Pearl Harbor wave buoy is owned and managed by PacIOOS. The Hawaiʻi Natural Energy Institute (HNEI) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa provided the initial support to purchase this buoy with funding from the Office of Naval Research (ONR). Data are managed by the Coastal Data Information Program (CDIP) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Long-term partnerships between PacIOOS, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and CDIP enable data streaming into the PacIOOS website and PacIOOS Voyager.