Water Temperature Buoy Observations : “Kalo”, Majuro, RMI
Outage Alert: This buoy parted from its mooring, was recovered, and is now back at the laboratory. A new replacement buoy was sent to Majuro. COVID travel restrictions continue to cause delays getting this buoy back in the water. We apologize for the delay and any inconvenience.
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 Majuro (CDIP #163; NDBC #52201) measures water temperature approximately 0.6 mile (0.9 km) offshore of Delap Point on the east shore of Majuro Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI). Students at the College of the Marshall Islands (CMI) named the buoy “Kalo” after the Marshallese bird that flies only near land. Data are transmitted every half hour. The temperature sensor is located at the base of the 0.9 meter spherical buoy, approximately 45 cm or 18 inches below the ocean surface.
The Majuro wave buoy is owned and managed by PacIOOS. The National Weather Service (NWS), the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS), the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), and the Climate and Oceans Support Program in the Pacific (COSPPac) of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology provided the initial funding to purchase this buoy. 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.
View the latest Wave Observations from the PacIOOS wave buoy off Majuro, RMI.