Surface meteorological data and turbulent fluxes collected by the NOAA as part of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) Hawaii Ocean Time-series Station (WHOTS) project in the North and Southeast Pacific Ocean from 2001-10-10 to 2018-04-12 (NCEI Accession 0186688)

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The data contained within this file synthesizes in-situ observations from research ships deployed in two regions of the Pacific Ocean for 16 years in boreal summer and fall. The summer data covering the central Pacific is part of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) Hawaii Ocean Time-series Station (WHOTS) project, while the rest of the data cover the southeastern tropical Pacific stratocumulus region near the WHOI Ocean Reference Station buoy at 20 S Latitude 85 W Longitude. The data come from two sources, the NOAA ESRL PSD's flux system and the instruments permanently installed on the respective research vessels (RV). The NOAA's flux system is a portable instrument package used for calibration of the moorings and the numerous RV's meteorological instruments. It measures numerous meteorological variables such as sea surface temperature, wind speed, air temperature, humidity. Together, this information can be used to estimate how the ocean and atmosphere exchange heat, water, and momentum in weather and climate models. The dataset contains only flux from model outputs (COARE 3.6). The averaging period is 10 minutes. Data have been corrected for known measurement issues when possible and the relative wind direction is included to reject bad data due to ship maneuvering.
  • Cite as: Bariteau, Ludovic; Fairall, Christopher; Blomquist, Byron; Pezoa, Sergio (2019). Surface meteorological data and turbulent fluxes collected by the NOAA as part of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) Hawaii Ocean Time-series Station (WHOTS) project in the North and Southeast Pacific Ocean from 2001-10-10 to 2018-04-12 (NCEI Accession 0186688). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.25921/2dck-3068. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2001-10-10 to 2018-04-12
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 22.999999
S: -31.674959
E: -70.1623
W: -158.72637
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2019-05-14
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
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Submission Package ID: K3XBXG
Purpose This dataset is available to the public for a wide variety of uses including scientific research and analysis.
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 the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Bariteau, Ludovic; Fairall, Christopher; Blomquist, Byron; Pezoa, Sergio (2019). Surface meteorological data and turbulent fluxes collected by the NOAA as part of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) Hawaii Ocean Time-series Station (WHOTS) project in the North and Southeast Pacific Ocean from 2001-10-10 to 2018-04-12 (NCEI Accession 0186688). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.25921/2dck-3068. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
  • Bariteau, Ludovic
  • Fairall, Christopher
  • Blomquist, Byron
  • Pezoa, Sergio
Principal Investigators
  • Christopher Fairall
    US DOC; NOAA; OAR; Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL)
Collaborators
Contributors
Resource Providers
Points of Contact
Publishers
Acknowledgments
  • Related Funding Agency: US DOC; NOAA; Climate Program Office, Ocean Observing and Monitoring Division
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS > HUMIDITY > RELATIVE HUMIDITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND DIRECTION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND SPEED
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION RATE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > CLIMATE INDICATORS > ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS > SURFACE SALINITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN HEAT BUDGET > HEAT FLUX
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN HEAT BUDGET > LONGWAVE RADIATION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN HEAT BUDGET > SHORTWAVE RADIATION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > WIND STRESS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
Provider Keywords
  • IR downwelling radiative flux
  • navigational data
  • solar downwelling radiative flux
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
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • SHIPS
Provider Platform Keywords
  • Cabo de Hornos
SeaDataNet Ship and Platform Codes
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • ANEMOMETERS
  • BAROMETERS
  • GPS RECEIVERS
  • HUMIDITY SENSORS
  • PYRANOMETERS
  • RAIN GAUGES
  • TEMPERATURE SENSORS
  • THERMISTORS
  • THERMOSALINOGRAPHS
Provider Instrument Keywords
  • COARE3.6
  • pyrgeometer
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN
Project keywords Provider Project Keywords
  • Flux reference buoys (NOAA)
  • Ocean Observing and Monitoring Division (OOMD-NOAA)
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Bariteau, Ludovic; Fairall, Christopher; Blomquist, Byron; Pezoa, Sergio (2019). Surface meteorological data and turbulent fluxes collected by the NOAA as part of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) Hawaii Ocean Time-series Station (WHOTS) project in the North and Southeast Pacific Ocean from 2001-10-10 to 2018-04-12 (NCEI Accession 0186688). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.25921/2dck-3068. Accessed [date].
Access Constraints
  • Use liability: 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
  • 2019-05-14T19:36:22Z - NCEI Accession 0186688 v1.1 was published.
Output Datasets
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Processing Steps
  • Parameter or Variable: WIND SPEED (measured); Units: meters per second; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: anemometer.
  • Parameter or Variable: AIR TEMPERATURE (measured); Units: degrees Celsius; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Temperature Sensors.
  • Parameter or Variable: BAROMETRIC PRESSURE (measured); Units: bar; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: barometers.
  • Parameter or Variable: RELATIVE HUMIDITY (measured); Units: %; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Humidity Sensor.
  • Parameter or Variable: SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE (measured); Units: degrees Celsius; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: thermistor.
  • Parameter or Variable: WIND DIRECTION (measured); Units: degree; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: anemometer.
  • Parameter or Variable: PRECIPITATION RATE (measured); Units: mm/hr; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: rain gauge.
  • Parameter or Variable: LATITUDE (measured); Units: degrees N; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: GPS.
  • Parameter or Variable: LONGITUDE (measured); Units: degrees E; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: GPS.
  • Parameter or Variable: solar downwelling radiative flux (measured); Units: W/m2; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: pyranometer.
  • Parameter or Variable: IR downwelling radiative flux (measured); Units: W/m2; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: pyrgeometer.
  • Parameter or Variable: WATER TEMPERATURE (measured); Units: degrees Celsius; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: thermosalinographs.
  • Parameter or Variable: SALINITY - SURFACE WATER (measured); Units: practical salinity unit; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: thermosalinographs.
  • Parameter or Variable: FLUX - HEAT (calculated); Units: W/m2; Observation Category: model output; Sampling Instrument: COARE3.6.
  • Parameter or Variable: wind stress (calculated); Units: N/m2; Observation Category: model output; Sampling Instrument: COARE3.6.
  • Parameter or Variable: navigational data (measured); Units: m/s and degrees; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: GPS; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Platform course, orientation and speed.
  • Parameter or Variable: LONGWAVE RADIATION - REFLECTED (calculated); Units: W/m2; Observation Category: model output; Sampling Instrument: N/A; Sampling and Analyzing Method: IR upwelling radiative flux computed from SST.
  • Parameter or Variable: SHORTWAVE RADIATION - REFLECTED (calculated); Units: W/m2; Observation Category: model output; Sampling Instrument: N/A; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Reflected solar radiative flux estimated from Payne (1972).
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • anemometer
  • barometers
  • GPS
  • Humidity Sensor
  • pyranometer
  • rain gauge
  • Temperature Sensors
  • thermistor
  • thermosalinographs
Platform
  • KILO MOANA
  • MOANA WAVE
  • NOAA Ship Hi'ialakai
  • NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown
  • R/V Roger Revelle
Last Modified: 2019-07-02T14:13:15Z
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