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Biological, chemical, physical, and time series data collected from station wqb_04 by University of Hawai'i at Hilo and assembled by Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS) in the North Pacific Ocean from 2010-10-23 to 2022-12-31 (NCEI Accession 0208388)

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This dataset contains biological, chemical, physical, and time series data in netCDF formatted files, which follow the Climate and Forecast metadata convention (CF) and the Attribute Convention for Data Discovery (ACDD). University of Hawai'i at Hilo collected the data from their in-situ moored station named wqb_04: PacIOOS Water Quality Buoy 04: Hilo Bay, Big Island, Hawaii, in the North Pacific Ocean. PacIOOS, which assembles data from University of Hawai'i at Hilo and other sub-regional coastal and ocean observing systems of the U.S. Pacific Islands, submitted the data to NCEI as part of the Integrated Ocean Observing System Data Assembly Centers (IOOS DACs) Data Stewardship Program. Each month, NCEI adds to this dataset the data collected during the previous month.

The water quality buoys are part of the Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS) and are designed to measure a variety of ocean parameters at fixed points. wqb_04 is located in Hilo Bay on the east side of the Big Island. Continuous sampling of this area provides a record of baseline conditions of the chemical and biological environment for comparison when there are pollution events such as storm runoff or a sewage spill.
  • Cite as: Potemra, James T.; Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (2020). Biological, chemical, physical, and time series data collected from station wqb_04 by University of Hawai'i at Hilo and assembled by Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS) in the North Pacific Ocean from 2010-10-23 to 2022-12-31 (NCEI Accession 0208388). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0208388. Accessed [date].
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Distribution Formats
  • netCDF (Version: netCDF-3)
    • File Specification: NCEI_NetCDF_TimeSeries_Incomplete_Template_v2.0, ACDD-1.3, CF-1.6, IOOS-1.2
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Distributor NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
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Dataset Point of Contact NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
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Time Period 2010-10-23 to 2022-12-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
West: -155.082
East: -155.082
South: 19.7341
North: 19.7341
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2020-01-17
  • revision: 2023-04-21
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
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 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: Potemra, James T.; Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (2020). Biological, chemical, physical, and time series data collected from station wqb_04 by University of Hawai'i at Hilo and assembled by Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS) in the North Pacific Ocean from 2010-10-23 to 2022-12-31 (NCEI Accession 0208388). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0208388. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
Principal Investigators
Collaborators
  • Jason E. Adolf
    Monmouth University
Contributors
Resource Providers
Publishers
Acknowledgments
  • The Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS) is funded through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as a Regional Association within the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS). PacIOOS is coordinated by the University of Hawaii School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST).
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords NetCDF Climate and Forecast (CF) Metadata Convention Standard Name Table
  • aggregate_quality_flag
  • attenuated_signal_test_quality_flag
  • climatology_test_quality_flag
  • density_inversion_test_quality_flag
  • depth
  • flat_line_test_quality_flag
  • fractional_saturation_of_oxygen_in_sea_water
  • gap_test_quality_flag
  • gross_range_test_quality_flag
  • latitude
  • location_test_quality_flag
  • longitude
  • mass_concentration_of_chlorophyll_in_sea_water
  • mass_concentration_of_oxygen_in_sea_water
  • multi_variate_test_quality_flag
  • neighbor_test_quality_flag
  • rate_of_change_test_quality_flag
  • sea_water_ph_reported_on_total_scale
  • sea_water_practical_salinity
  • sea_water_temperature
  • sea_water_turbidity
  • spike_test_quality_flag
  • syntax_test_quality_flag
  • time
  • ts_curve_space_test_quality_flag
Data Center keywords NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords Provider Platform Names
  • wqb_04
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords Provider Instruments
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Conductivity Sensors
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Provider Place Names
  • Ocean > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Big Island
  • Ocean > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Hawaii Island > Hilo
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Potemra, James T.; Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (2020). Biological, chemical, physical, and time series data collected from station wqb_04 by University of Hawai'i at Hilo and assembled by Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS) in the North Pacific Ocean from 2010-10-23 to 2022-12-31 (NCEI Accession 0208388). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0208388. 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.
Fees
  • In most cases, electronic downloads of the data are free. However, fees may apply for custom orders, data certifications, copies of analog materials, and data distribution on physical media.
Lineage information for: dataset
Processing Steps
  • 2020-01-17T22:24:22Z - NCEI Accession 0208388 v1.1 was published.
  • 2021-03-02T13:33:30Z - NCEI Accession 0208388 was revised and v2.2 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this dataset. 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.
  • 2022-03-14T12:18:39Z - NCEI Accession 0208388 was revised and v3.3 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this dataset. 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.
  • 2023-04-21T17:14:05Z - NCEI Accession 0208388 was revised and v4.4 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this dataset. 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
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • CTD
  • fluorometer
  • multi-parameter water quality sensor
  • oxygen sensor
  • temperature sensor
  • turbidity sensor
Platform
  • FIXED PLATFORM OF UNITED STATES
Last Modified: 2024-02-28T14:44:54Z
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