Nearshore Sensor Observations : Archive : Kāhala, 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: currents:
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 nearshore sensor (PP05) is located approximately 100 meters offshore of Waiʻalae Beach Park in Kāhala along the west side of Maunalua Bay on the South Shore of Oʻahu in the State of Hawaiʻi. The sensor package is mounted to the sea floor at approximately 1.5 meters depth. Data are recorded every 4 minutes.
The PacIOOS Water Quality Sensor Partnership Program (WQSPP) supports scientists and natural resource managers to collect water quality data in order to inform research, conservation, planning, and resource management projects in the U.S. Insular Pacific region. Comprised of a network of “roving” water quality nearshore sensors, the WQSPP provides participating partners with sensors, data management, and technical capacity-building to allow for robust data collection.
As part of the WQSPP, Mālama Maunalua was awarded a PacIOOS nearshore sensor to enhance water quality monitoring efforts in Maunalua Bay. Mālama Maunalua is a community-based, non-profit stewardship organization committed to conserving and restoring a healthy and productive Maunalua Bay. The sensor collects critical parameters at Waiʻalae Stream mouth and stormwater outlet to assess sediment loads and water input. The data help to inform ongoing work at Pāiko Restoration Area, which is adversely impacted by invasive algae. The sensor also complements the existing PacIOOS sensor on the eastern side of Maunalua Bay (NS10) to improve the understanding of bay-wide, land-based inputs. Owned and maintained by PacIOOS under the supervision of Dr. Margaret McManus and lab.