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

http://www.caricoos.org

Mooring PR111 : CarICOOS Data Buoy A


Latitude: 17° 51.79´N
Longitude: 66° 30.62´W
Location Description: South of Caja de Muertos Island
Deployed: May 10 2018
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: May 16, 09 AM AST
Last GOES Transmission: May 21, 12 PM AST
Latest Event:
May 10, 09 AM AST
Last cell phone call was received prior to buoy arriving back on station (probable issues with cell coverage after last fall's hurricane).


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)1.2 meters (4.0 ft) May 21 12:00 PM
Maximum Wave Height (0m)2.1 meters (6.8 ft) May 21 12:00 PM
Dominant Wave Period (0m)6.7 seconds May 21 12:00 PM
Mean Wave Direction (0m)120.5 degrees May 21 12:00 PM
Mean Wave Direction Spread (0m)31.0 degrees May 21 12:00 PM
Significant Wave Height (alt) (0m)1.4 meters (4.7 ft) May 21 12:00 PM
Dominant Wave Period (alt) (0m)6.4 seconds May 21 12:00 PM
Significant Wave Height (test) (0m)1.3 meters (4.2 ft) May 21 12:00 PM
Maximum Wave Height (test) (0m)2.1 meters (6.8 ft) May 21 12:00 PM
Dominant Wave Period (test) (0m)6.7 seconds May 21 12:00 PM
Mean Wave Direction (test) (0m)130.5 degrees May 21 12:00 PM
Air Temperature (-3m)28.7 C (83.7 F) May 21 12:00 PM
Barometric Pressure (-3m)1015.3 millibars May 21 12:00 PM
Wind Direction (-4m)East May 21 12:00 PM
Wind 2 Direction [Primary] (-4m)East May 21 12:00 PM
Wind Speed (-4m)8.1 m/s (18 mph, 16 kts) May 21 12:00 PM
Wind 2 Speed [Primary] (-4m)7.9 m/s (18 mph, 15 kts) May 21 12:00 PM
Wind Gust (-4m)9.8 m/s (22 mph, 19 kts) May 21 12:00 PM
Wind 2 Gust [Primary] (-4m)9.6 m/s (21 mph, 19 kts) May 21 12:00 PM
Water Temperature (1m)27.3 C (81.2 F) May 21 12:00 PM
Salinity (1m)36.0 psu May 21 12:00 PM
Sigma-T (1m)23.4 kg/m^3 May 21 12:00 PM
Current Direction (2.5m)WSW May 21 12:00 PM
Current Direction (4m)West May 21 12:00 PM
Current Direction (5m)West May 21 12:00 PM
Current Direction (6m)West May 21 12:00 PM
Current Direction (7m)WSW May 21 12:00 PM
Current Direction (8m)West May 21 12:00 PM
Current Direction (9m)WSW May 21 12:00 PM
Current Direction (10m)WSW May 21 12:00 PM
Current Direction (11m)WSW May 21 12:00 PM
Current Direction (12m)WSW May 21 12:00 PM
Current Direction (13m)WSW May 21 12:00 PM
Current Direction (14m)WSW May 21 12:00 PM
Current Direction (15m)WSW May 21 12:00 PM
Current Direction (16m)Sensor Failure May 21 12:00 PM
Current Speed (2.5m)26.5 cm/s (0.52 kts) May 21 12:00 PM
Current Speed (4m)26.2 cm/s (0.51 kts) May 21 12:00 PM
Current Speed (5m)25.6 cm/s (0.50 kts) May 21 12:00 PM
Current Speed (6m)19.5 cm/s (0.38 kts) May 21 12:00 PM
Current Speed (7m)21.3 cm/s (0.41 kts) May 21 12:00 PM
Current Speed (8m)22.6 cm/s (0.44 kts) May 21 12:00 PM
Current Speed (9m)24.5 cm/s (0.48 kts) May 21 12:00 PM
Current Speed (10m)22.4 cm/s (0.44 kts) May 21 12:00 PM
Current Speed (11m)21.0 cm/s (0.41 kts) May 21 12:00 PM
Current Speed (12m)20.0 cm/s (0.39 kts) May 21 12:00 PM
Current Speed (13m)20.5 cm/s (0.40 kts) May 21 12:00 PM
Current Speed (14m)19.4 cm/s (0.38 kts) May 21 12:00 PM
Current Speed (15m)17.3 cm/s (0.34 kts) May 21 12:00 PM
Current Speed (16m)Sensor Failure May 21 12:00 PM
East Current Velocity (2.5m)-25.9 cm/s (-0.50 kts) May 21 12:00 PM
East Current Velocity (4m)-25.8 cm/s (-0.50 kts) May 21 12:00 PM
East Current Velocity (5m)-25.2 cm/s (-0.49 kts) May 21 12:00 PM
East Current Velocity (6m)-19.4 cm/s (-0.38 kts) May 21 12:00 PM
East Current Velocity (7m)-20.8 cm/s (-0.40 kts) May 21 12:00 PM
East Current Velocity (8m)-22.2 cm/s (-0.43 kts) May 21 12:00 PM
East Current Velocity (9m)-23.7 cm/s (-0.46 kts) May 21 12:00 PM
East Current Velocity (10m)-21.6 cm/s (-0.42 kts) May 21 12:00 PM
East Current Velocity (11m)-20.2 cm/s (-0.39 kts) May 21 12:00 PM
East Current Velocity (12m)-19.1 cm/s (-0.37 kts) May 21 12:00 PM
East Current Velocity (13m)-19.1 cm/s (-0.37 kts) May 21 12:00 PM
East Current Velocity (14m)-18.4 cm/s (-0.36 kts) May 21 12:00 PM
East Current Velocity (15m)-15.7 cm/s (-0.30 kts) May 21 12:00 PM
East Current Velocity (16m)Sensor Failure May 21 12:00 PM
North Current Velocity (2.5m)-5.5 cm/s (-0.11 kts) May 21 12:00 PM
North Current Velocity (4m)-4.8 cm/s (-0.09 kts) May 21 12:00 PM
North Current Velocity (5m)-4.3 cm/s (-0.08 kts) May 21 12:00 PM
North Current Velocity (6m)-2.0 cm/s (-0.04 kts) May 21 12:00 PM
North Current Velocity (7m)-4.6 cm/s (-0.09 kts) May 21 12:00 PM
North Current Velocity (8m)-4.4 cm/s (-0.09 kts) May 21 12:00 PM
North Current Velocity (9m)-6.1 cm/s (-0.12 kts) May 21 12:00 PM
North Current Velocity (10m)-5.8 cm/s (-0.11 kts) May 21 12:00 PM
North Current Velocity (11m)-5.6 cm/s (-0.11 kts) May 21 12:00 PM
North Current Velocity (12m)-5.9 cm/s (-0.11 kts) May 21 12:00 PM
North Current Velocity (13m)-7.4 cm/s (-0.14 kts) May 21 12:00 PM
North Current Velocity (14m)-6.2 cm/s (-0.12 kts) May 21 12:00 PM
North Current Velocity (15m)-7.4 cm/s (-0.14 kts) May 21 12:00 PM
North Current Velocity (16m)Sensor Failure May 21 12:00 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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This Deployment:
Entire Position History:

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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.
Latest Month's:
This Deployment:
Entire Position History:

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