Nearshore Sensor Observations : Archive : Kewalo Basin, 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 (PP04) is located within the Kewalo Basin Harbor channel entrance approximately 85 meters from Point Panic just offshore of the Kewalo Marine Laboratory of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Kewalo Basin is located along Oʻahu’s South Shore, situated between Kakaʻako Waterfront Park to its north and popular Ala Moana Beach Park to its south. 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, the Friends of Kewalos (FOK) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to receive a PacIOOS nearshore sensor for a limited time. The non-profit organization, whose mission is to protect and preserve Kewalo Basin Park, have used the sensor to monitor water quality conditions before and during a construction project in Kewalo Basin Harbor. The Kewalo Basin Pier Repair-Improvement and Boat Slip Addition has the potential to stir up bottom sediments and alter the water quality conditions within the basin and the channel entrance. Such impacts could affect nearshore and offshore ocean users. Owned and maintained by PacIOOS under the supervision of Dr. Margaret McManus and lab.