PhOG, School of Marine Science, University of Maine
Physical Oceanography Group
School of Marine Sciences
University of Maine

http://www.caricoos.org

Mooring PR109 : CarICOOS Data Buoy A


Latitude: 17° 51.61´N
Longitude: 66° 31.44´W
Location Description: Southeast of Caja de Muertos Island
Deployed: May 02 2016
Coast Guard Light List Letter: A
Coast Guard Light List Number 31941
Water Depth: 17 meters (56 feet)
Watch Circle Radius: 60 meters (197 feet)
Last Cell Phone Transmission: Mar 29, 08 PM AST
Last GOES Transmission: Mar 29, 07 PM AST
Latest Event:
Jan 06, 08 PM AST
Instrument reset its sampling time due to possible break in power. Instead of starting at minute 56, the doppler current profiler is now starting at minute 15 each hour.


Specialized Plots:
Temperature, Salinity, Density:

Text Reports: Surface, Ocean, Currents OR Data Download (All data for this location)

Sensor Information (this deployment only)


Latest Conditions:

Click on the graph icons below to see time series plots of the listed variables. The latest conditions are in local time but all plots are in GMT(Summer EDT is 4 hours behind GMT; Winter EST is 5 hours behind GMT; Atlantic AST is always 4 hours behind GMT).

We follow the convention that depth is measure positive "down". That's why parameters like wind speed have negative depths attached to them! The latest eastward and northward subsurface currents are displayed at a subset of available depths; no plots are presently available for current velocity vectors below 2m. Click here for additional Information.

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Significant Wave Height (0m)0.6 meters (1.8 ft) Mar 29 8:00 PM
Maximum Wave Height (0m)0.8 meters (2.7 ft) Mar 29 8:00 PM
Dominant Wave Period (0m)5.6 seconds Mar 29 8:00 PM
Mean Wave Direction (0m)118.5 degrees Mar 29 8:00 PM
Mean Wave Direction Spread (0m)40.0 degrees Mar 29 8:00 PM
Significant Wave Height (alt) (0m)0.6 meters (1.9 ft) Mar 29 8:00 PM
Dominant Wave Period (alt) (0m)5.3 seconds Mar 29 8:00 PM
Significant Wave Height (test) (0m)Sensor Failure Mar 29 7:00 PM
Maximum Wave Height (test) (0m)Sensor Failure Mar 29 7:00 PM
Dominant Wave Period (test) (0m)Sensor Failure Mar 29 7:00 PM
Mean Wave Direction (test) (0m)Sensor Failure Mar 29 7:00 PM
Air Temperature (-3m)26.5 C (79.7 F) Mar 29 8:00 PM
Barometric Pressure (-3m)1012.8 millibars Mar 29 8:00 PM
Wind Direction (-4m)NNE Mar 29 8:00 PM
Wind 2 Direction [Primary] (-4m)NE Mar 29 8:00 PM
Wind Speed (-4m)3.7 m/s (8 mph, 7 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
Wind 2 Speed [Primary] (-4m)3.7 m/s (8 mph, 7 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
Wind Gust (-4m)4.4 m/s (10 mph, 9 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
Wind 2 Gust [Primary] (-4m)4.4 m/s (10 mph, 8 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
Water Temperature (1m)28.0 C (82.4 F) Mar 29 8:00 PM
Salinity (1m)36.2 psu Mar 29 8:00 PM
Sigma-T (1m)23.3 kg/m^3 Mar 29 8:00 PM
Current Direction (2.5m)East Mar 29 8:00 PM
Current Direction (4m)East Mar 29 8:00 PM
Current Direction (5m)ESE Mar 29 8:00 PM
Current Direction (6m)ESE Mar 29 8:00 PM
Current Direction (7m)ESE Mar 29 8:00 PM
Current Direction (8m)SE Mar 29 8:00 PM
Current Direction (9m)SE Mar 29 8:00 PM
Current Direction (10m)SE Mar 29 8:00 PM
Current Direction (11m)SE Mar 29 8:00 PM
Current Direction (12m)SE Mar 29 8:00 PM
Current Direction (13m)SE Mar 29 8:00 PM
Current Direction (14m)SE Mar 29 8:00 PM
Current Direction (15m)SE Mar 29 8:00 PM
Current Direction (16m)NE Mar 29 8:00 PM
Current Speed (2.5m)17.2 cm/s (0.33 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
Current Speed (4m)21.8 cm/s (0.42 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
Current Speed (5m)18.1 cm/s (0.35 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
Current Speed (6m)17.8 cm/s (0.35 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
Current Speed (7m)16.1 cm/s (0.31 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
Current Speed (8m)16.4 cm/s (0.32 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
Current Speed (9m)17.7 cm/s (0.34 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
Current Speed (10m)19.2 cm/s (0.37 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
Current Speed (11m)18.0 cm/s (0.35 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
Current Speed (12m)15.9 cm/s (0.31 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
Current Speed (13m)14.7 cm/s (0.29 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
Current Speed (14m)15.6 cm/s (0.30 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
Current Speed (15m)13.1 cm/s (0.25 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
Current Speed (16m)4.3 cm/s (0.08 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
East Current Velocity (2.5m)17.2 cm/s (0.33 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
East Current Velocity (4m)21.7 cm/s (0.42 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
East Current Velocity (5m)16.9 cm/s (0.33 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
East Current Velocity (6m)15.2 cm/s (0.30 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
East Current Velocity (7m)13.6 cm/s (0.26 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
East Current Velocity (8m)13.1 cm/s (0.25 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
East Current Velocity (9m)12.6 cm/s (0.24 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
East Current Velocity (10m)15.5 cm/s (0.30 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
East Current Velocity (11m)12.5 cm/s (0.24 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
East Current Velocity (12m)12.5 cm/s (0.24 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
East Current Velocity (13m)12.0 cm/s (0.23 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
East Current Velocity (14m)10.9 cm/s (0.21 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
East Current Velocity (15m)9.8 cm/s (0.19 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
East Current Velocity (16m)3.5 cm/s (0.07 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
North Current Velocity (2.5m)0.2 cm/s (0.00 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
North Current Velocity (4m)2.1 cm/s (0.04 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
North Current Velocity (5m)-6.4 cm/s (-0.12 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
North Current Velocity (6m)-9.3 cm/s (-0.18 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
North Current Velocity (7m)-8.7 cm/s (-0.17 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
North Current Velocity (8m)-9.8 cm/s (-0.19 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
North Current Velocity (9m)-12.5 cm/s (-0.24 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
North Current Velocity (10m)-11.4 cm/s (-0.22 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
North Current Velocity (11m)-12.9 cm/s (-0.25 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
North Current Velocity (12m)-9.8 cm/s (-0.19 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
North Current Velocity (13m)-8.4 cm/s (-0.16 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
North Current Velocity (14m)-11.2 cm/s (-0.22 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
North Current Velocity (15m)-8.7 cm/s (-0.17 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM
North Current Velocity (16m)2.5 cm/s (0.05 kts) Mar 29 8:00 PM


Measured Ocean Currents and Wind Stress

Hourly averaged wind stress at 4 m and currents (rotated to true north) at 2 m (current meter) and from 10 m to a maximum of 126 m (Doppler).
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Wind and Residual Ocean Currents

Measured winds and currents which are low-pass filtered to remove tidal currents. Winds at 4 m above sea surface, surface currents at a depth of 2 m, and doppler currents at 4 meter bins from 10 meters to a maximum of 126 meters.
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