Updated Turbidity Plume Forecast
Updated Turbidity Plume ForecastPosted October 26, 2017
A revised version of the PacIOOS Turbidity Plume Forecast for the Ala Wai Canal, Oʻahu, is now live. The updated visualization features interactive controls to play, replay, and forward to different timeframes, and to loop the animation in different speeds. The Turbidity Plume Model simulates the possibility of a plume developing at the Ala Wai Canal for the upcoming two days, and also includes a hindcast for the previous three days. Turbidity (water clarity) is impacted by various factors, including rainfall, waves, wind, and tidal movement. Very high turbidity levels are normally caused by large amounts of storm water runoff that can severely impact the nearshore water quality.