Project WHOTS - WHOI Hawaii Ocean Time-series Station

Sponsors
to NOAA Web sitePrincipal funding is provided by NOAA Climate Program Office. (CPO.

Related Information
See details page for mooring logs, mooring diagrams, and cruise reports
See real-time data page for later deployments

External links
UH Subsurface data

Time-series plots
WHOTS-I
Met time series plot
WHOTS-II
Met time series plot
WHOTS-III
Met time series plot
WHOTS-IV
Met time series plot
WHOTS-V
Met time series plot
WHOTS-VI
Met time series plot
WHOTS-VII
Met time series plot
WHOTS-VIII
Met time series plot
WHOTS-IX
Met time series plot
WHOTS-X
Met time series plot
WHOTS-XI
Met time series plot
WHOTS-XII
Met time series plot

Archived Data


Notes
As data becomes available it is added to this secton of the NTAS site; it may still be subject to updates, however. Please note the version date as well as the citation for any data you download.

For unedited data from more recent deployments of the WHOTS platform, received via Argos satellite, please see the real time data section, above.
A full description of the OceanSITES NetCDF specification used for UOP datasets is available on the OceanSITES web site. Variable "standard names" are taken from the Climate and Forecast NetCDF specification.

Meteorological data contained on this site is collected by ASIMet loggers. More detailed information about this instrument package is available at /UOPinstruments/UOPinstruments.html.

The ASIMET meteorological sensors on the buoy provided a record of:

  • Wind velocity
  • Relative Humidity
  • Air and Sea surface Temperatures
  • Incoming Shortwave Radiation
  • Incoming Longwave Radiation
  • Barometric Pressure
  • Precipitation

Subsurface temperature, conductivity and velocity data from WHOTS deployments are handled by the University of Hawaii. Please visit the UH WHOTS Database to access.


Download Data
NetCDF (OceanSITES standard) files are available for download.

All data presented here should be considered preliminary as further adjustments to the data may be needed. Please note the version date as well as the citation for any data you download.

Note: Surface current data presented here is meant to represent the data used in flux calculations, NOT as the authoritative source of WHOTS current velocity data. Also, it is in draft NetCDF form, plese bear with us!

Acknowledgement

The WHOTS project is funded in part by the Ocean Observing and Monitoring Division, Climate Program Office (FundRef number 100007298), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, under grant NA14OAR4320158.


WHOTS-I

Set: Aug 13, 2004, 02:40 UTC, R/V Ka´imikai-o-Kanaloa, cruise KOK 04-14
Recovered:Jul 25, 2005 17:15 UTC, R/V Melville
Position: 22° 46´N, 157° 54´W
Water depth: 4693 meters
Surface velocity from VMCM 12 at 10m until 18-Apr-2005 05:15, then from VMCM 19 at 30m

TypeNetCDFMetadataText file
Met OS_WHOTS_2004_D_M.nc OS_WHOTS_2004_D_M.cdl OS_WHOTS_2004_D_M.asc.gz
Vel OS_WHOTS_2004_D_surfV.nc OS_WHOTS_2004_D_surfV.cdl OS_WHOTS_2004_D_surfV.asc.gz



WHOTS-II

Set: July 28, 2005 01:43 UTC, R.V. Melville, cruise TUIM10MV
Recovered: June 24, 2006 18:30 UTC, R.V. Revelle, cruise AMAT07
Position: 22° 46´N, 157° 54´W
Water depth: 4695 meters
Surface velocity from VMCM 66 at 10m

TypeNetCDFMetadataText file
Met OS_WHOTS_2005_D_M.nc OS_WHOTS_2005_D_M.cdl OS_WHOTS_2005_D_M.asc.gz
Vel OS_WHOTS_2005_D_surfV.nc OS_WHOTS_2005_D_surfV.cdl OS_WHOTS_2005_D_surfV.asc.gz



WHOTS-III

Set: June 26 2006, 23:47 UTC, R/V Revelle, cruise AMAT07
Recovered: June 26, 2007 16:00 UTC, R/V Kilo Moana, cruise KM-07-08
Position: 22° 46´N, 157° 54´W
Water depth: 4703 meters
Surface velocity from VMCM 35 at 10m

TypeNetCDFMetadataText file
Met OS_WHOTS_2006_D_M.nc OS_WHOTS_2006_D_M.cdl OS_WHOTS_2006_D_M.asc.gz
Vel OS_WHOTS_2006_D_surfV.nc OS_WHOTS_2006_D_surfV.cdl OS_WHOTS_2006_D_surfV.asc.gz



WHOTS-IV

Set: June 25, 2007, 23:49 UTC, R/V Kilo Moana, cruise KM 07-08
Recovered: June 6, 2008, 17:20 UTC, R/V Kilo Moana, cruise KM 07-08
Position: 22° 40´N, 157° 57´W
Water depth: 4756 meters
Surface velocity from VMCM 34 at 10m until 07-Apr-2008 01:53, then from VMCM 40 at 30m

TypeNetCDFMetadataText file
Met OS_WHOTS_2007_D_M.nc OS_WHOTS_2007_D_M.cdl OS_WHOTS_2007_D_M.asc.gz
Vel OS_WHOTS_2007_D_surfV.nc OS_WHOTS_2007_D_surfV.cdl OS_WHOTS_2007_D_surfV.asc.gz

WHOTS-V

Set: June 5, 2008 , 03:25 UTC, R/V Kilo Moana, cruise KM 08-08
Recovered: July 15, 2009, 16:51 UTC, R/V Kilo Moana, cruise KM 09-16
Position: 22° 46.064´N, 157° 54.085´W
Water depth: 4702 meters
Surface velocity from VMCM 37 at 30m until 17-Apr-2009 12:00, then from ADCP 2530 at 36m

TypeNetCDFMetadataText file
Met OS_WHOTS_2008_D_M.nc OS_WHOTS_2008_D_M.cdl OS_WHOTS_2008_D_M.asc.gz
Vel OS_WHOTS_2008_D_surfV.nc OS_WHOTS_2008_D_surfV.cdl OS_WHOTS_2008_D_surfV.asc.gz


WHOTS-VI

Set: July 11, 2009 , 01:19 UTC, R/V Kilo Moana, cruise KM 09-16
Recovered: August 2, 2010, 17:11 UTC, R/V Kilo Moana, cruise KM 10-14
Position: 22° 39.99´N, 157° 56.96´W
Water depth: 4758 meters
Surface velocity from

TypeNetCDFMetadataText file
Met OS_WHOTS_2009_D_M.nc OS_WHOTS_2009_D_M.cdl OS_WHOTS_2009_D_M.asc.gz
Vel OS_WHOTS_2009_D_surfV.nc OS_WHOTS_2009_D_surfV.cdl OS_WHOTS_2009_D_surfV.asc.gz


WHOTS-VII

Set: July 29, 2010 02:37 UTC , R/V Kilo Moana, cruise KM 10-14
Recovered: July 11, 2011, 16:28 UTC, from the RV Hi'ialakai cruise HA-11-02
Position: 22° 46.0052´N, 157° 53.9897´W
Water depth: 4703.8 meters
Surface velocity from VMCM 58 at 30m

TypeNetCDFMetadataText file
Met OS_WHOTS_2010_D_M.nc OS_WHOTS_2010_D_M.cdl OS_WHOTS_2010_D_M.asc.gz
Vel OS_WHOTS_2010_D_surfV.nc OS_WHOTS_2010_D_surfV.cdl OS_WHOTS_2010_D_surfV.asc.gz

WHOTS-VIII

Set: July 7, 2011 01:00 UTC , RV Hi'ialakai cruise HA-11-02
Recovered: June 16, 2011, 17:47 UTC, from the RV Hi'ialakai cruise HA-12-02
Position: 22° 40.157´N, 157° 57.023´W
Water depth: 4750 meters
Surface velocity from VMCM 16 at 10m

TypeNetCDFMetadataText file
Met OS_WHOTS_2011_D_M.nc OS_WHOTS_2011_D_M.cdl OS_WHOTS_2011_D_M.asc.gz
Vel OS_WHOTS_2011_D_surfV.nc OS_WHOTS_2011_D_surfV.cdl OS_WHOTS_2011_D_surfV.asc.gz


WHOTS-IX

Set: June 14 2012 at 02:23 UTC , RV Hi'ialakai cruise HA-12-02
Recovered: July 14, 2013, 16:17 UTC, from the RV Hi'ialakai cruise HA-13-03
Position: 22° 46.071´N, 157° 53.956´W
Water depth: 4668 meters
Surface velocity from VMCM 16 at 10m

TypeNetCDFMetadataText file
Met OS_WHOTS_2012_D_M.nc OS_WHOTS_2012_D_M.cdl OS_WHOTS_2012_D_M.asc.gz
Vel OS_WHOTS_2012_D_surfV.nc OS_WHOTS_2012_D_surfV.cdl OS_WHOTS_2012_D_surfV.asc.gz

WHOTS-X

Set: July 11 2013 at 04:27 UTC , RV Hi'ialakai cruise HA-13-03
Recovered: July 20, 2014, 16:23 UTC, from the RV Hi'ialakai cruise HA-14-03
Position: 22° 40.118´N, 157° 57.010´W
Water depth: 4756 meters

TypeNetCDFMetadataText file
Met OS_WHOTS_2013_D_M.nc OS_WHOTS_2013_D_M.cdl OS_WHOTS_2013_D_M.asc.gz
Vel OS_WHOTS_2013_D_surfV.nc OS_WHOTS_2013_D_surfV.cdl OS_WHOTS_2013_D_surfV.asc.gz

WHOTS-XI

Set: July 17, 2014 02:40:00 UTC , RV Hi'ialakai cruise HA-14-03
Recovered: July 14, 2015, 16:56 UTC, from the RV Hi'ialakai cruise HA-15-04
Position: 22° 45.981´N, 157° 53.964´W
Water depth: 4707 meters
Note: Surface currents are not available for this deployment

TypeNetCDFMetadataText file
Met OS_WHOTS_2014_D_M.nc OS_WHOTS_2014_D_M.cdl OS_WHOTS_2014_D_M.asc.gz
Vel No surface currents available

WHOTS-XII

Set: July 12, 2015 02:20:00 UTC , RV Hi'ialakai cruise HA-15-04
Recovered: June 29, 2016, 17:47 UTC, from the RV Hi'ialakai cruise HA-16-05
Position: 22° 40.061´N, 157° 56.9654´W
Water depth: 4707 meters

TypeNetCDFMetadataText file
Met OS_WHOTS_2015_D_M.nc OS_WHOTS_2015_D_M.cdl OS_WHOTS_2015_D_M.asc.gz
Vel OS_WHOTS_2015_D_surfV.nc OS_WHOTS_2015_D_surfV.cdl OS_WHOTS_2015_D_surfV.asc.gz



Last updated: October 19, 2016