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Near-Real-Time Oceanographic & Atmospheric Conditions at Gump Station in Moorea

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This is an experimental project. Meteorological and oceanographic sensor data are captured in data loggers and periodically uploaded in person, whether or not the real-time system is in operation. There are many advantages to access to near real-time data, such as checking on the health of the system or detecting unusual patterns. However, there are technological challenges with the remoteness of the location which does not have the same level of internet connection as we now take for granted on the mainland. When the connection is up, data flow from the sensors, through a network buffer, and become available as plots on this page.

Here is the description of the Digital Moorea System (pdf) and photographs of the locations. The network buffer is powered by DataTurbine.

The raw and processed meteorological data are archived as dataset knb-lter-mcr.9 and the Gump Reef mooring data is archived as dataset knb-lter-mcr.4004.


Ocean This is where the plots appear when the system is up.
Air This is where the plots appear when the system is up.

This work is supported by grants from NSF (OCI Award 0722067, and NSF MCR LTER Award OCE 04-17412) and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.


map of predicted tsunami amplitude

Tsunami Event - 11 Mar 2011 Japan

Information about the Tsunami resulting from the 8.9 earthquake in Honshu, Japan may be viewed at NOAA / PMEL / Center for Tsunami Research. That site shows maps predicting the Tsunami effect.

This image is from the NOAA Center for Tsunami Research.



map of predicted tsunami amplitude

Tsunami Event - 27 Feb 2010 Chile

Information about the Tsunami resulting from the 8.8 earthquake in Chile may be viewed at NOAA / PMEL / Center for Tsunami Research. That site shows maps predicting the Tsunami effect.

This image is from the NOAA Center for Tsunami Research.


satellite view of cyclone Oli

Cyclone Oli

On 4 February 2010 Cyclone Oli passed close to Moorea. No Gump station people were hurt or buildings damaged. Divers are currently checking on the instruments and on-going underwater experiments to see what effects the 23-foot waves had on the reefs.

A satellite image of the cyclone shows how close it came to Moorea. Moorea is the triangle-shaped island northwest of Tahiti (yellow arrow).

Click on the picture for the story and a full-scale image.

 

 
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  NSF LTER logo This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation through the Moorea Coral Reef Long-Term Ecological Research program under Cooperative Agreement #OCE-0417412, #OCE-1026851 and #OCE-1236905. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. Moore Foundation logo  
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