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

http://www.caricoos.org

Mooring PR110 : CarICOOS Data Buoy A

Ponce Buoy

Latitude: 17° 51.61´N
Longitude: 66° 31.43´W
Location Description: South of Caja de Muertos Island
Deployed: May 03 2017
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: Jun 22, 06 PM AST
Last GOES Transmission: Jun 22, 05 PM AST
Latest Event:
May 03, 11 AM AST
Deployed by contractor as part of Spring 2017 turnaround


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)1.4 meters (4.7 ft) Jun 22 6:00 PM
Maximum Wave Height (0m)2.4 meters (7.9 ft) Jun 22 6:00 PM
Dominant Wave Period (0m)5.3 seconds Jun 22 6:00 PM
Mean Wave Direction (0m)115.5 degrees Jun 22 6:00 PM
Mean Wave Direction Spread (0m)32.0 degrees Jun 22 6:00 PM
Significant Wave Height (alt) (0m)1.6 meters (5.3 ft) Jun 22 6:00 PM
Dominant Wave Period (alt) (0m)6.4 seconds Jun 22 6:00 PM
Significant Wave Height (test) (0m)1.6 meters (5.1 ft) Jun 22 6:00 PM
Maximum Wave Height (test) (0m)2.5 meters (8.1 ft) Jun 22 6:00 PM
Dominant Wave Period (test) (0m)5.9 seconds Jun 22 6:00 PM
Mean Wave Direction (test) (0m)120.6 degrees Jun 22 6:00 PM
Air Temperature (-3m)29.2 C (84.6 F) Jun 22 6:00 PM
Barometric Pressure (-3m)1012.5 millibars Jun 22 6:00 PM
Wind Direction (-4m)East Jun 22 6:00 PM
Wind 2 Direction [Primary] (-4m)East Jun 22 6:00 PM
Wind Speed (-4m)9.7 m/s (22 mph, 19 kts) Jun 22 6:00 PM
Wind 2 Speed [Primary] (-4m)9.8 m/s (22 mph, 19 kts) Jun 22 6:00 PM
Wind Gust (-4m)11.3 m/s (25 mph, 22 kts) Jun 22 6:00 PM
Wind 2 Gust [Primary] (-4m)11.8 m/s (26 mph, 23 kts) Jun 22 6:00 PM
Water Temperature (1m)28.8 C (83.8 F) Jun 22 6:00 PM
Salinity (1m)35.9 psu Jun 22 6:00 PM
Sigma-T (1m)22.8 kg/m^3 Jun 22 6:00 PM
Current Direction (2.5m)West Jun 22 6:00 PM
Current Direction (4m)West Jun 22 6:00 PM
Current Direction (5m)WSW Jun 22 6:00 PM
Current Direction (6m)WSW Jun 22 6:00 PM
Current Direction (7m)WSW Jun 22 6:00 PM
Current Direction (8m)WSW Jun 22 6:00 PM
Current Direction (9m)West Jun 22 6:00 PM
Current Direction (10m)WSW Jun 22 6:00 PM
Current Direction (11m)West Jun 22 6:00 PM
Current Direction (12m)WSW Jun 22 6:00 PM
Current Direction (13m)WSW Jun 22 6:00 PM
Current Direction (14m)WSW Jun 22 6:00 PM
Current Direction (15m)WSW Jun 22 6:00 PM
Current Direction (16m)Sensor Failure Jun 22 6:00 PM
Current Speed (2.5m)19.3 cm/s (0.38 kts) Jun 22 6:00 PM
Current Speed (4m)17.8 cm/s (0.35 kts) Jun 22 6:00 PM
Current Speed (5m)15.3 cm/s (0.30 kts) Jun 22 6:00 PM
Current Speed (6m)24.5 cm/s (0.48 kts) Jun 22 6:00 PM
Current Speed (7m)28.1 cm/s (0.55 kts) Jun 22 6:00 PM
Current Speed (8m)26.8 cm/s (0.52 kts) Jun 22 6:00 PM
Current Speed (9m)26.6 cm/s (0.52 kts) Jun 22 6:00 PM
Current Speed (10m)30.4 cm/s (0.59 kts) Jun 22 6:00 PM
Current Speed (11m)25.8 cm/s (0.50 kts) Jun 22 6:00 PM
Current Speed (12m)23.7 cm/s (0.46 kts) Jun 22 6:00 PM
Current Speed (13m)26.2 cm/s (0.51 kts) Jun 22 6:00 PM
Current Speed (14m)26.4 cm/s (0.51 kts) Jun 22 6:00 PM
Current Speed (15m)15.6 cm/s (0.30 kts) Jun 22 6:00 PM
Current Speed (16m)Sensor Failure Jun 22 6:00 PM
East Current Velocity (2.5m)-19.1 cm/s (-0.37 kts) Jun 22 6:00 PM
East Current Velocity (4m)-17.6 cm/s (-0.34 kts) Jun 22 6:00 PM
East Current Velocity (5m)-14.3 cm/s (-0.28 kts) Jun 22 6:00 PM
East Current Velocity (6m)-23.0 cm/s (-0.45 kts) Jun 22 6:00 PM
East Current Velocity (7m)-27.5 cm/s (-0.53 kts) Jun 22 6:00 PM
East Current Velocity (8m)-26.1 cm/s (-0.51 kts) Jun 22 6:00 PM
East Current Velocity (9m)-26.1 cm/s (-0.51 kts) Jun 22 6:00 PM
East Current Velocity (10m)-28.9 cm/s (-0.56 kts) Jun 22 6:00 PM
East Current Velocity (11m)-25.4 cm/s (-0.49 kts) Jun 22 6:00 PM
East Current Velocity (12m)-22.6 cm/s (-0.44 kts) Jun 22 6:00 PM
East Current Velocity (13m)-24.8 cm/s (-0.48 kts) Jun 22 6:00 PM
East Current Velocity (14m)-25.6 cm/s (-0.50 kts) Jun 22 6:00 PM
East Current Velocity (15m)-15.2 cm/s (-0.29 kts) Jun 22 6:00 PM
East Current Velocity (16m)Sensor Failure Jun 22 6:00 PM
North Current Velocity (2.5m)-2.6 cm/s (-0.05 kts) Jun 22 6:00 PM
North Current Velocity (4m)-2.7 cm/s (-0.05 kts) Jun 22 6:00 PM
North Current Velocity (5m)-5.5 cm/s (-0.11 kts) Jun 22 6:00 PM
North Current Velocity (6m)-8.4 cm/s (-0.16 kts) Jun 22 6:00 PM
North Current Velocity (7m)-5.9 cm/s (-0.11 kts) Jun 22 6:00 PM
North Current Velocity (8m)-5.9 cm/s (-0.11 kts) Jun 22 6:00 PM
North Current Velocity (9m)-4.9 cm/s (-0.10 kts) Jun 22 6:00 PM
North Current Velocity (10m)-9.3 cm/s (-0.18 kts) Jun 22 6:00 PM
North Current Velocity (11m)-4.6 cm/s (-0.09 kts) Jun 22 6:00 PM
North Current Velocity (12m)-7.0 cm/s (-0.14 kts) Jun 22 6:00 PM
North Current Velocity (13m)-8.4 cm/s (-0.16 kts) Jun 22 6:00 PM
North Current Velocity (14m)-6.6 cm/s (-0.13 kts) Jun 22 6:00 PM
North Current Velocity (15m)-3.7 cm/s (-0.07 kts) Jun 22 6:00 PM
North Current Velocity (16m)Sensor Failure Jun 22 6:00 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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