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

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Mooring PR101 : CarICOOS Data Buoy A (Recovered on Apr 30 2010)


Latitude: 17° 51.61´N
Longitude: 66° 31.43´W
Location Description: Southest of Caja de Muertos Island
Deployed: Jun 09 2009
Recovered: Apr 30 2010
Coast Guard Light List Letter: A
Coast Guard Light List Number 31941
Water Depth: 18 meters (59 feet)
Watch Circle Radius: 60 meters (197 feet)
Last Cell Phone Transmission: Apr 30, 07 AM AST
Last GOES Transmission: Apr 30, 07 AM AST
Latest Event:
Apr 30, 07 AM AST
Recovered. New buoy is scheduled to be deployed 3 May 2010.



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

Sensor Information (this deployment only)


Latest Conditions:

Since PR101 has already been recovered, you may follow this link for a more current data display.

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.

Variable (measurement depth in meters) Last
Observation
Last
Update
(GMT)
Full
Deployment
Plot
Significant Wave Height (0m)Sensor Failure2009 Oct 21 5:00 PM
Maximum Wave Height (0m)0.1 meters (0.3 ft)2009 Oct 21 5:00 PM
Dominant Wave Period (0m)Sensor Failure2009 Oct 21 5:00 PM
Dominant Wave Direction (0m)358.5 degrees 2009 Oct 21 5:00 PM
Mean Wave Period (0m)4.0 seconds 2009 Oct 21 5:00 PM
Mean Wave Direction (0m)4.5 degrees 2009 Oct 21 5:00 PM
Wave Direction Spread (0m)8.0 degrees 2009 Oct 21 5:00 PM
Air Temperature (-3m)27.7 C (81.8 F)2010 Apr 30 11:00 AM
Barometric Pressure (-3m)1016.1 millibars 2010 Apr 30 11:00 AM
Wind Direction (-4m)ENE2010 Apr 30 11:00 AM
Wind 2 Direction [Primary] (-4m)ENE2010 Apr 30 11:00 AM
Wind Speed (-4m)3.8 m/s (8 mph, 7 kts)2010 Apr 30 11:00 AM
Wind 2 Speed [Primary] (-4m)3.8 m/s (9 mph, 7 kts)2010 Apr 30 11:00 AM
Wind Gust (-4m)6.0 m/s (13 mph, 12 kts)2010 Apr 30 11:00 AM
Wind 2 Gust [Primary] (-4m)5.8 m/s (13 mph, 11 kts)2010 Apr 30 11:00 AM
Water Temperature (1m)Sensor Failure2010 Apr 30 11:00 AM
Water Temperature (2m)28.8 C (83.8 F) 2010 Apr 30 11:00 AM
Water Temperature (17m)Sensor Failure2009 Oct 21 5:00 PM
Salinity (1m)Sensor Failure2010 Apr 30 11:00 AM
Pressure (17m)17.6 decibars 2009 Oct 21 5:00 PM
Sigma-T (1m)Sensor Failure2010 Apr 30 11:00 AM
Current Direction (2m)WSW2010 Apr 30 11:00 AM
Current Speed (2m)15.3 cm/s (0.30 kts)2010 Apr 30 11:00 AM
East Current Velocity (2m)-14.7 cm/s (-0.29 kts)2010 Apr 30 11:00 AM
East Current Velocity (3m)-26.8 cm/s (-0.52 kts)2009 Oct 21 5:00 PM
East Current Velocity (7m)-26.7 cm/s (-0.52 kts)2009 Oct 21 5:00 PM
East Current Velocity (12m)-23.6 cm/s (-0.46 kts)2009 Oct 21 5:00 PM
East Current Velocity (16m)-17.6 cm/s (-0.34 kts)2009 Oct 21 5:00 PM
North Current Velocity (2m)-4.0 cm/s (-0.08 kts)2010 Apr 30 11:00 AM
North Current Velocity (3m)7.7 cm/s (0.15 kts)2009 Oct 21 5:00 PM
North Current Velocity (7m)2.5 cm/s (0.05 kts)2009 Oct 21 5:00 PM
North Current Velocity (12m)2.8 cm/s (0.05 kts)2009 Oct 21 5:00 PM
North Current Velocity (16m)3.8 cm/s (0.07 kts)2009 Oct 21 5:00 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).
This Deployment:

How to Read a Stick Plot


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.
This Deployment:

How to Read a Stick Plot


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