Temperature, salinity, and water chemistry data from quarterly bottom transects of the Comprehensive Environmental Monitoring Program at the Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion plant in Keahole, Island of Hawaii 1993-2007 (NCEI Accession 0156980)

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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 bottom water measurements are acquired for temperature, salinity, bacteria, and 12 water chemistry parameters within 1993 to 2007. Data are collected from small boats. The original data were provided as Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.

Surface samples from these same transects are available in NCEI Accession 0156452. Ocean bottom sampling was included due to concerns related to dense cold seawater sinking to lower depths when returning to the environment. Surface water samples monitored the brackish, less dense groundwater intrusion into the marine water, which tends to float when ocean mixing energy is low. Due to new protocols in 2004 which did not require bottom samples, and because data indicated little or no difference from the surface waters, the bottom samples were discontinued in 2007.
  • Cite as: Olson, K. (2016). Temperature, salinity, and water chemistry data from quarterly bottom transects of the Comprehensive Environmental Monitoring Program at the Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion plant in Keahole, Island of Hawaii 1993-2007 (NCEI Accession 0156980). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1993-07-26 to 2007-04-16
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 19.735
S: 19.72
E: -156.058
W: -156.067
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • PRESSURE - WATER and Other Data from FIXED PLATFORM from 19930618 to 19950817 (NODC Accession 9800047)
  • Temperature, salinity, and water chemistry data from the Comprehensive Environmental Monitoring Program of the Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion plant at Keahole, Island of Hawaii, from shallow and deep intake pipes during 1982-2016 (NODC Accession 0001623)
  • 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 1993-2016 (NCEI Accession 0156452)
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2016-11-29
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
Submission Package ID: DL1CX2
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
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Olson, K. (2016). Temperature, salinity, and water chemistry data from quarterly bottom transects of the Comprehensive Environmental Monitoring Program at the Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion plant in Keahole, Island of Hawaii 1993-2007 (NCEI Accession 0156980). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
Cited Authors
  • Olson, K.
Collaborators
Contributors
Resource Providers
Points of Contact
  • Keith Olson
    Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA)
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 > CHLOROPHYLL
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NITRATE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > ORGANIC CARBON
  • 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 bottom transects of the Comprehensive Environmental Monitoring Program at the Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion plant in Keahole, Island of Hawaii 1993-2007 (NCEI Accession 0156980). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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  • 2016-11-29T19:37:11 - NCEI Accession 0156980 v1.1 was published.
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  • Data Type: PHOSPHATE - TOTAL (measured); Units: micromole; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: YSI 556 multiprobe; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Marine water quality monitoring from 1993 to 2007 followed the 1989 GK & Associates HOST and NELH Coorerative Environmental Monitoring Program report and incorporated the recommendations from the 1992 West Hawaii Coastal Monitoring Program Guidelines. The frequency of sampling is quarterly. The marine transects utilized a small boat.; Data Quality Information: Each data value is a separate sample that is corrected against the calibration of the machine it is run on. The instrumentation is calibrated against a set of standards that are either solutions formulated by our chemists or against a standard that comes in a sealed glass ampoule from a certified lab on the mainland or Europe. A set of samples (15-50) are run on the calibrated instrumentation (machines) over a period of about 2-8 hours depending on the parameter measured.
  • Data Type: Nitrate NO3 (measured); Units: micromole; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: YSI 556 multiprobe; Sampling and Analyzing Method: 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. The frequency of sampling is quarterly. The marine transects utilized a small boat.; Data Quality Information: Each data value is a separate sample that is corrected against the calibration of the machine it is run on. The instrumentation is calibrated against a set of standards that are either solutions formulated by our chemists or against a standard that comes in a sealed glass ampoule from a certified lab on the mainland or Europe. A set of samples (15-50) are run on the calibrated instrumentation (machines) over a period of about 2-8 hours depending on the parameter measured.
  • Data Type: Ammonia NH3 (measured); Units: micromole; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: YSI 556 multiprobe; Sampling and Analyzing Method: standard methods; Data Quality Information: Each data value is a separate sample that is corrected against the calibration of the machine it is run on. The instrumentation is calibrated against a set of standards that are either solutions formulated by our chemists or against a standard that comes in a sealed glass ampoule from a certified lab on the mainland or Europe. A set of samples (15-50) are run on the calibrated instrumentation (machines) over a period of about 2-8 hours depending on the parameter measured.
  • Data Type: Silicon, Si (measured); Units: micromole; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: YSI 556 multiprobe; Sampling and Analyzing Method: standard methods; Data Quality Information: Each data value is a separate sample that is corrected against the calibration of the machine it is run on. The instrumentation is calibrated against a set of standards that are either solutions formulated by our chemists or against a standard that comes in a sealed glass ampoule from a certified lab on the mainland or Europe. A set of samples (15-50) are run on the calibrated instrumentation (machines) over a period of about 2-8 hours depending on the parameter measured.
  • Data Type: Thymidine diphosphate, TDP (measured); Units: micromole; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: YSI 556 multiprobe; Sampling and Analyzing Method: standard methods; Data Quality Information: Each data value is a separate sample that is corrected against the calibration of the machine it is run on. The instrumentation is calibrated against a set of standards that are either solutions formulated by our chemists or against a standard that comes in a sealed glass ampoule from a certified lab on the mainland or Europe. A set of samples (15-50) are run on the calibrated instrumentation (machines) over a period of about 2-8 hours depending on the parameter measured.
  • Data Type: Trispyrazolylborate TP (measured); Units: micromole; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: YSI 556 multiprobe; Sampling and Analyzing Method: standard methods; Data Quality Information: Each data value is a separate sample that is corrected against the calibration of the machine it is run on. The instrumentation is calibrated against a set of standards that are either solutions formulated by our chemists or against a standard that comes in a sealed glass ampoule from a certified lab on the mainland or Europe. A set of samples (15-50) are run on the calibrated instrumentation (machines) over a period of about 2-8 hours depending on the parameter measured.
  • Data Type: Trimethyl dihydronapthalene, TDN (measured); Units: micromole; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: YSI 556 multiprobe; Sampling and Analyzing Method: standard methods; Data Quality Information: Each data value is a separate sample that is corrected against the calibration of the machine it is run on. The instrumentation is calibrated against a set of standards that are either solutions formulated by our chemists or against a standard that comes in a sealed glass ampoule from a certified lab on the mainland or Europe. A set of samples (15-50) are run on the calibrated instrumentation (machines) over a period of about 2-8 hours depending on the parameter measured.
  • Data Type: Total organic carbon, TOC (measured); Units: mgC/L; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: YSI 556 multiprobe; Sampling and Analyzing Method: standard methods; Data Quality Information: Each data value is a separate sample that is corrected against the calibration of the machine it is run on. The instrumentation is calibrated against a set of standards that are either solutions formulated by our chemists or against a standard that comes in a sealed glass ampoule from a certified lab on the mainland or Europe. A set of samples (15-50) are run on the calibrated instrumentation (machines) over a period of about 2-8 hours depending on the parameter measured.
  • Data Type: turbidity (measured); Units: NTU; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: YSI 556 multiprobe; Sampling and Analyzing Method: standard methods; Data Quality Information: Each data value is a separate sample that is corrected against the calibration of the machine it is run on. The instrumentation is calibrated against a set of standards that are either solutions formulated by our chemists or against a standard that comes in a sealed glass ampoule from a certified lab on the mainland or Europe. A set of samples (15-50) are run on the calibrated instrumentation (machines) over a period of about 2-8 hours depending on the parameter measured.
  • Data Type: Salinity (measured); Units: psu; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: A.G.E Model 2100 precision salinometer; Sampling and Analyzing Method: standard methods; Data Quality Information: Each data value is a separate sample that is corrected against the calibration of the machine it is run on. The instrumentation is calibrated against a set of standards that are either solutions formulated by our chemists or against a standard that comes in a sealed glass ampoule from a certified lab on the mainland or Europe. A set of samples (15-50) are run on the calibrated instrumentation (machines) over a period of about 2-8 hours depending on the parameter measured.
  • Data Type: TEMPERATURE - BOTTOM WATER [WATER TEMPERATURE] (measured); Units: degrees Celsius; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: YSI 556 multiprobe; Sampling and Analyzing Method: standard methods; Data Quality Information: Each data value is a separate sample that is corrected against the calibration of the machine it is run on. The instrumentation is calibrated against a set of standards that are either solutions formulated by our chemists or against a standard that comes in a sealed glass ampoule from a certified lab on the mainland or Europe. A set of samples (15-50) are run on the calibrated instrumentation (machines) over a period of about 2-8 hours depending on the parameter measured.
  • Data Type: pH (measured); Units: unit; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: YSI 556 multiprobe; Sampling and Analyzing Method: standard methods; Data Quality Information: Each data value is a separate sample that is corrected against the calibration of the machine it is run on. The instrumentation is calibrated against a set of standards that are either solutions formulated by our chemists or against a standard that comes in a sealed glass ampoule from a certified lab on the mainland or Europe. A set of samples (15-50) are run on the calibrated instrumentation (machines) over a period of about 2-8 hours depending on the parameter measured.
  • Data Type: DISSOLVED OXYGEN (measured); Units: ppm; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Winkler Titration; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Dissolved oxygen is measured using the Winkler Titration method, so the samples are preserved with a two chemical process immediately after the sample is taken.; Data Quality Information: Each data value is a separate sample that is corrected against the calibration of the machine it is run on. The instrumentation is calibrated against a set of standards that are either solutions formulated by our chemists or against a standard that comes in a sealed glass ampoule from a certified lab on the mainland or Europe. A set of samples (15-50) are run on the calibrated instrumentation (machines) over a period of about 2-8 hours depending on the parameter measured.
  • Data Type: Chlorophyll-A (measured); Units: ug/L; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: YSI 556 multiprobe; Sampling and Analyzing Method: standard methods; Data Quality Information: Each data value is a separate sample that is corrected against the calibration of the machine it is run on. The instrumentation is calibrated against a set of standards that are either solutions formulated by our chemists or against a standard that comes in a sealed glass ampoule from a certified lab on the mainland or Europe. A set of samples (15-50) are run on the calibrated instrumentation (machines) over a period of about 2-8 hours depending on the parameter measured.
  • Data Type: Fecal Coliform (measured); Units: Bacteria/100 ml; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: YSI 556 multiprobe; Sampling and Analyzing Method: standard methods; Data Quality Information: Each data value is a separate sample that is corrected against the calibration of the machine it is run on. The instrumentation is calibrated against a set of standards that are either solutions formulated by our chemists or against a standard that comes in a sealed glass ampoule from a certified lab on the mainland or Europe. A set of samples (15-50) are run on the calibrated instrumentation (machines) over a period of about 2-8 hours depending on the parameter measured.
  • Data Type: Enterococci (measured); Units: Bacteria/100 ml; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: YSI 556 multiprobe; Sampling and Analyzing Method: standard methods; Data Quality Information: Each data value is a separate sample that is corrected against the calibration of the machine it is run on. The instrumentation is calibrated against a set of standards that are either solutions formulated by our chemists or against a standard that comes in a sealed glass ampoule from a certified lab on the mainland or Europe. A set of samples (15-50) are run on the calibrated instrumentation (machines) over a period of about 2-8 hours depending on the parameter measured.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • peristaltic pump
  • pump sampler
  • thermometer
  • YSI - handheld multi-parameter instrument
Last Modified: 2018-03-06T16:11:00
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