PacIOOS Water Quality Buoy 05: Pelekane 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-05 is located in Pelekane Bay near Kawaihae Harbor on the west side of the Big Island. Continuous sampling of this 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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Distributor Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS)
Point of Contact Steven L. Colbert
University of Hawaii at Hilo
colberts@hawaii.edu
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Originator Steven L. Colbert
University of Hawaii at Hilo
colberts@hawaii.edu
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Publisher Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS)
info@pacioos.org
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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: 2018-03-10
issued: 2018-03-28
revision: 2021-03-08
creation: 2018-03-10
issued: 2018-03-28
revision: 2021-03-08
creation: 2018-03-10
issued: 2018-03-28
revision: 2021-03-08
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 The data may be used and redistributed for free but is not intended for legal use, since it may contain inaccuracies. Neither the data Contributor, University of Hawaii, PacIOOS, NOAA, State of Hawaii nor the United States Government, nor any of their employees or contractors, makes any warranty, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness, of this information.
Time Period 2018-03-10T02:00:00Z to 2022-05-16T10:30:00Z
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates N: 20.02416° S: 20.02414° E: -155.82849° W: -155.82851°
Theme keywords GCMD Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Oxygen
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Optics > Turbidity
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Water Temperature
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Salinity/Density > Salinity
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Water Quality
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Chlorophyll

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

GCMD Instrument Keywords
  • 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
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Chemical Meters/Analyzers > > > Fluorometers

CF Standard Name Table v71
  • aggregate_quality_flag
  • attenuated_signal_test_quality_flag
  • climatology_test_quality_flag
  • density_inversion_test_quality_flag
  • depth
  • flat_line_test_quality_flag
  • fractional_saturation_of_oxygen_in_sea_water
  • fractional_saturation_of_oxygen_in_sea_water status_flag
  • gap_test_quality_flag
  • gross_range_test_quality_flag
  • latitude
  • location_test_quality_flag
  • longitude
  • mass_concentration_of_chlorophyll_in_sea_water
  • mass_concentration_of_chlorophyll_in_sea_water status_flag
  • mass_concentration_of_oxygen_in_sea_water
  • mass_concentration_of_oxygen_in_sea_water status_flag
  • multi_variate_test_quality_flag
  • neighbor_test_quality_flag
  • rate_of_change_test_quality_flag
  • sea_water_ph_reported_on_total_scale
  • sea_water_ph_reported_on_total_scale status_flag
  • sea_water_practical_salinity
  • sea_water_practical_salinity status_flag
  • sea_water_temperature
  • sea_water_temperature status_flag
  • sea_water_turbidity
  • sea_water_turbidity status_flag
  • spike_test_quality_flag
  • syntax_test_quality_flag
  • time
  • ts_curve_space_test_quality_flag

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

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

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

Use Constraints The data may be used and redistributed for free but is not intended for legal use, since it may contain inaccuracies. Neither the data Contributor, University of Hawaii, PacIOOS, NOAA, State of Hawaii nor the United States Government, nor any of their employees or contractors, makes any warranty, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness, of this information.
Lineage Statement 2018-03-10T02:00:00Z PacIOOS asset, initial deployment. 2020-11-20T20:00:00Z YSI 6600 V2-4 sonde replaced with YSI EX02 sonde. 2021-03-08T00:00:00Z NetCDF variables station_name, platform1, instrument1, and crs converted from int to string and now contain respective data values. 2021-07-23T19:11:00Z Change QARTOD variables "units" attribute from "0" (invalid) to "1", per CF conventions for unitless variables.
Platforms
platform In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > Buoys, In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > Moorings
platform_vocabulary GCMD Platform Keywords
wmo_platform_code 51046
Instrument Attributes
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standard_name_vocabulary CF Standard Name Table v71
Attribution Information
creator_url http://www2.hawaii.edu/~colberts
infoUrl https://www.pacioos.hawaii.edu/water/wqbuoy-pelekane/
Ingestion Attributes
gts_ingest true
ioos_ingest true