Water Quality Buoy Observations : Ala Wai, Oʻahu
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NOTE: This instrument does not report in real-time. New data are retrieved periodically.
start date: : temperature: wave height: wind: rain:
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.
This water quality buoy (WQB-AW) is located approximately 1000 feet (300 m) offshore of Magic Island near the mouth of the Ala Wai Canal between Ala Moana Beach Park and Waikīkī on the South Shore of Oʻahu in the State of Hawaiʻi. It is moored in waters 25 feet (7.5 m) deep. Data are transmitted every half hour. Water quality buoys monitor coastal water conditions to help provide early indications of potentially polluted run-off from storm drainage, sewage spills, and soil erosion from land-based waterways such as streams and other outflows that lead directly into the ocean. Owned and maintained by the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and the NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laborary (PMEL) under the supervision of Dr. Eric DeCarlo and lab.