Nearshore Sensor Observations : Archive : Saipan, CNMI
This site has been decommissioned and is no longer collecting new data.
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 (NS11) operated sparsely between September 16, 2011 and August 2, 2013. It was located approximately 20 meters offshore of Puntan Babpot near the golf course at Laolao Bay on the east shore of Saipan in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). The sensor package was mounted to the sea floor at approximately 3 meters depth. Data were transmitted every 4 minutes. PacIOOS nearshore sensors 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 PacIOOS under the supervision of Dr. Margaret McManus and lab.