Surface Currents Buoy Observations : Ngaraard, Babeldaob, Palau
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: site:
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 off Ngaraard (CDIP #219; NDBC #52212) measures surface currents at approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) offshore of Ngaraard state near the village of Elab along the northeast point of Babeldaob island in the Republic of Palau. Data are transmitted every 10 minutes. This Datawell Directional Waverider DWR4 buoy uses an acoustic current meter (ACM) to measure the speed and direction of ocean currents at approximately 1 meter below the surface.
The Government of Japan, through the Enhancing Disaster and Climate Resilience (EDCR) project, provided the initial funding to purchase and deploy the Ngaraard buoy. The EDCR was implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the Palau National Weather Service Office (NWSO) and PacIOOS. 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.