Water Quality Buoy Observations : Kilo Nalu, 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:
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-KN) is located at the Kilo Nalu Nearshore Reef Observatory approximately 1200 feet (365 m) offshore of Kakaʻako Waterfront Park near Ala Moana Beach Park on the South Shore of Oʻahu in the State of Hawaiʻi. It is moored in waters 30 feet (9 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.