Temperature, salinity, and water chemistry data from quarterly surface transects of the Comprehensive Environmental Monitoring Program at the Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion plant in Keahole, Island of Hawaii 1993-2017 (NCEI Accession 0156452)

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The Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA) is a state agency that operates a unique and innovative ocean science and Technology park in Kailua-Kona on the island of Hawaii. It supports an Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) facility at Keahole Point on the west coast of the Island of Hawaii. Five stations along six transects have been established where quasi-quarterly surface water measurements are acquired for temperature, salinity, bacteria, and 11 water chemistry parameters within 1993 to 2017 from small boats. The original data were provided as Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.
  • Cite as: Olson, K. (2016). Temperature, salinity, and water chemistry data from quarterly surface transects of the Comprehensive Environmental Monitoring Program at the Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion plant in Keahole, Island of Hawaii 1993-2017 (NCEI Accession 0156452). Version 2.2. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Time Period 1993-07-26 to 2017-11-30
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 19.735
S: 19.711111
E: -156.05
W: -156.0669
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2016-10-07
  • revision: 2018-05-01
Edition 2.2
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
In this accession, NCEI has archived multiple versions of these data. The latest (and best) version of these data has the largest version number.
Purpose The purpose of the Comprehensive Environmental Monitoring Program is to fulfill NELHA's regulatory requirements and to protect the unique environmental resources of the Keahole Point area.
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Olson, K. (2016). Temperature, salinity, and water chemistry data from quarterly surface transects of the Comprehensive Environmental Monitoring Program at the Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion plant in Keahole, Island of Hawaii 1993-2017 (NCEI Accession 0156452). Version 2.2. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
Cited Authors
  • Olson, K.
Principal Investigators
  • Keith Olson
    Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA)
Collaborators
Contributors
Resource Providers
Publishers
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > BACTERIA/ARCHAEA
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > AMMONIA
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NITRATE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NITRITE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > ORGANIC CARBON
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > PH
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > PHOSPHATE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > TURBIDITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
Submitter Theme Keywords
  • Enterococci (Bacteria/100 ml)
  • Fecal Coliform (Bacteria/100 ml)
  • Related Funding Agency: Natural Energy Laboratory Hawaii Authority
  • Related Funding Agency: State of Hawaii
  • Trimethyl dihydronapthalene, TDN (uM and ug N/L)
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
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • THERMOMETERS
Submitter Instrument Keywords
  • A.G.E Model 2100 precision salinometer
  • YSI 556 multiprobe
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
Submitter Place Keywords
  • Island of Hawaii
  • Kailua-Kona
  • Keahole Point
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • OTEC > Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion
Submitter Project Keywords
  • Comprehensive Environmental Monitoring Program (CEMP)
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Olson, K. (2016). Temperature, salinity, and water chemistry data from quarterly surface transects of the Comprehensive Environmental Monitoring Program at the Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion plant in Keahole, Island of Hawaii 1993-2017 (NCEI Accession 0156452). Version 2.2. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
Access Constraints
  • NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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Processing Steps
  • 2016-10-07T07:49:50 - NCEI Accession 0156452 v1.1 was published.
  • 2018-05-01T11:24:20 - NCEI Accession 0156452 was revised and v2.2 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this data set. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
Output Datasets
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Processing Steps
  • Data Type: WATER TEMPERATURE (measured); Units: degrees C; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: thermometer; Sampling and Analyzing Method: surface sample; Data Quality Information: Marine water quality monitoring from 1993 to 2007 followed the 1989 GK & Associateds HOST and NELH Coorerative Environmental Monitoring Program report and incorporated the recommendations from the 1992 West Hawaii Coastal Monitoring Program Guidelines. Starting July 2007, ocean transect stations were realigned to the 2004 Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH), Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) Title 11 Chapter 54.
  • Data Type: salinity (measured); Units: psu; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: A.G.E Model 2100 precision salinometer; Sampling and Analyzing Method: surface sample.
  • Data Type: water chemistry (measured); Units: varies; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: perisaltic pump; Sampling and Analyzing Method: 11 parameters acquired through standard water sample methods; Data Quality Information: all instruments have been calibrated.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • GPS
  • peristaltic pump
  • pump sampler
  • refractometer
  • thermometer
  • YSI - handheld multi-parameter instrument
Last Modified: 2018-05-01T15:39:36
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