West Maui (Hawaii) non-directional wave and tide data at three stations in depths less than 11 meters, October 2003-February 2004 (NODC Accession 0037899)

The U.S. Geological Survey Western Region Coastal and Marine Geology Team deployed the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (New Zealand) three (NIWA) Dobie-A non-directional wave gauges in nearshore areas of western Maui during October 2003 - February 2004 in depths less than 11 m. It also provides tidal heights, although they are not linked to a shore-based datum. These data were collected to provide research-grade scientific baseline measurements and for nearshore circulation studies. Data are in ASCII format with included metadata as .doc and .txt files.
  • Cite as: Storlazzi, Curt; US DOI/US Geological Survey > Western Region (2011). West Maui (Hawaii) non-directional wave and tide data at three stations in depths less than 11 meters, October 2003-February 2004 (NODC Accession 0037899). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 2003-10-21 to 2004-02-04
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 21.01
S: 20.96
E: -156.63
W: -156.68
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General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2011-02-08
Edition 1.1
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Data parameters:
-DYD Decimal year day 2001; dates/times are local Hawaiian Standard
Time (GMT-11:00).
-h Water depth in meters, calculated as the mean water depth from each
hourly 512 s time series record.
-Hs - Significant wave height in meters; derived from the zeroth moment
of the reported energy spectrum. Described as the 'average height of
the one third highest waves in the record'. The US Army Corps of
Engineers, Shore Protection Manual, 3-11, states that a useful estimate
of significant wave height in deep water is defined as: Hs~4 x sigma,
where sigma is the standard deviation of the wave record. Statistically, the maximum wave height in the record is Hmax ~ 9 x Hs/5.
- Tp - Peak period, in seconds; inverse of the frequency with the highest energy in the reported spectrum.

A NIWA Dobie-A non-directional wave gauge was used to acquire this dataset. The Dobie was used in Time Series mode and thus recorded a time series of pressure, which was converted to water depth assuming a water density and atmospheric pressure. Significant wave height (Hs) and dominant wave period (Td) were computed from these 512 s time series of water depth at 2 Hz using the US Army Corps of Engineers (1989) SUPERDUCK spectral method. The high-frequency and low-frequency cut-offs were 0.04 Hz/25 s and 0.25 Hz/4 s, respectively.
Purpose Basic research
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Storlazzi, Curt; US DOI/US Geological Survey > Western Region (2011). West Maui (Hawaii) non-directional wave and tide data at three stations in depths less than 11 meters, October 2003-February 2004 (NODC Accession 0037899). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE HEIGHT
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE PERIOD
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOI/USGS > U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • BUOYS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
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  • Cite as: Storlazzi, Curt; US DOI/US Geological Survey > Western Region (2011). West Maui (Hawaii) non-directional wave and tide data at three stations in depths less than 11 meters, October 2003-February 2004 (NODC Accession 0037899). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2011-02-08T22:18:07 - NCEI Accession 0037899 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • wave gauge- non-directional
Platform
  • FIXED PLATFORM
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