Weather Observations : Koror, Palau
This weather station is owned and operated by the Coral Reef Research Foundation, Palau (CRRF).
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 automatic weather station (AWS-CRRF) is located within the Rock Islands Southern Lagoon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, of Koror State in the Republic of Palau. Situated on Ngeanges Island, 16 km (10 mi) south of Malakal Harbor and 5.4 km (3.5 mi) north of Jellyfish Lake (Ongeim’l Tketau), the station tower is 12.2 m (40 ft) high at an island elevation of approximately 30 m (100 ft). Instruments mounted at the top of the tower are thus at a total elevation of 42.2 m (138 ft) above sea level. This station does not report in real-time. Data are logged every hour and retrieved periodically. In addition to recording localized weather in the Rock Islands, these data will be used to document the influence of weather patterns and events on Jellyfish Lake and to help establish a predictive basis for the impacts on the lake of more extreme events such as El Niño/La Niña or typhoons.
Where there are gaps in air temperature data, users are directed to the PacIOOS ERDDAP data server to access data from the nearby CRRF floating weather station on Jellyfish Lake (see buoy_* variables) whose air temperatures are highly correlated with the tower weather station.
The CRRF weather station is owned and operated by the Coral Reef Research Foundation (CRRF). The original deployment and maintenance of the station was funded by the David and Lucille Packard Foundation for 8 years, with government permission by Koror State. CRRF is a non-profit organization that strives to increase knowledge of coral reefs and other tropical marine environments, in hopes to allow intelligent conservation and management decisions. Founded in 1991 and located in both California and the Republic of Palau, CRRF consists of a small group of marine biologists who conduct basic and applied marine research. The program focuses its efforts on the dynamics of the marine environment and its relation to conservation decisions; the limits of species diversity, community distribution, and biogeography; and the monitoring of short-term and long-term environmental and climate changes.
Please contact CRRF for additional information: firstname.lastname@example.org.