PacIOOS Water Quality Buoy 03 (WQB-03): Kiholo Bay, Big Island, Hawaii


The water quality buoys are part of the Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS) and are designed to measure a variety of ocean parameters at fixed points. WQB-03 is located at Kiholo Bay along the leeward (Western) coast of the North Kona district of Big Island in Hawaii. Continuous sampling of this outflow area provides a record of baseline conditions of the chemical and biological environment for comparison when there are pollution events such as storm runoff or a sewage spill.

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Point of Contact Jason Adolf
University of Hawaii
jadolf@hawaii.edu
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Originator Jason Adolf
University of Hawaii
jadolf@hawaii.edu
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Distributor Jim Potemra
Dataset Point of Contact Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS)
info@pacioos.org
General Documentation
Associated Documentation Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS)
Date(s) creation: 2014-03-13
issued: 2014-03-13
revision: 2014-03-13
creation: 2014-03-13
issued: 2014-03-13
revision: 2014-03-13
creation: 2014-03-13
issued: 2014-03-13
revision: 2014-03-13
Purpose PacIOOS provides timely, reliable, and accurate ocean information to support a safe, clean, productive ocean and resilient coastal zone in the U.S. Pacific Islands region.
Use Limitations
Time Period 2014-03-01T10:00:00Z to 2014-03-25T21:00:00Z
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates N: 19.86311° S: 19.86309° E: -155.92939° W: -155.92941°
Theme keywords GCMD Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Chlorophyll
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Nitrate
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Organic Matter
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Oxygen
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Optics > Scattering
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Optics > Turbidity
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Water Temperature
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Salinity/Density > Conductivity
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Salinity/Density > Salinity
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Water Quality

GCMD Platform Keywords
  • In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > Buoys
  • In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > Moorings

GCMD Instrument Keywords
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Chemical Meters/Analyzers > > > Fluorometers
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Chemical Meters/Analyzers > > > Oxygen Meters
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Conductivity Sensors
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Photon/Optical Detectors > > > Turbidity Meters
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Profilers/Sounders > > > CTD
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Temperature/Humidity Sensors > > > Temperature Sensors

CF Standard Name Table v39
  • sea_water_temperature
  • sea_water_temperature
  • volume_scattering_function_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water
  • volume_scattering_function_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water
  • sea_water_salinity
  • sea_water_salinity
  • mass_concentration_of_oxygen_in_sea_water
  • mass_concentration_of_oxygen_in_sea_water
  • fractional_saturation_of_oxygen_in_sea_water
  • fractional_saturation_of_oxygen_in_sea_water
  • mole_concentration_of_nitrate_in_sea_water
  • mole_concentration_of_nitrate_in_sea_water
  • mass_concentration_of_chlorophyll_in_sea_water
  • mass_concentration_of_chlorophyll_in_sea_water
  • sea_water_electrical_conductivity
  • sea_water_electrical_conductivity
  • concentration_of_colored_dissolved_organic_matter_in_sea_water_expressed_as_equivalent_mass_fraction_of_quinine_sulfate_dihydrate
  • longitude
  • latitude
  • depth
  • time

Data Center keywords GCMD Data Center Keywords
  • PacIOOS > Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System

Place keywords GCMD Location Keywords
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America > Hawaii
  • Ocean > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Big Island
  • Ocean > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Hawaii Island > Kiholo Bay
  • Ocean > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Hawaii Island > North Kona

Project keywords GCMD Project Keywords
  • PacIOOS > Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System

Lineage Statement UH-Hilo (J. Adolf), PacIOOS asset (3/2014)