The University of Hawaii School of Ocean & Earth Science & Technology
(UH/SOEST) Server address on the WWW is http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/
The UH/SOEST home page features links to Academic Deparments (Geology
& Geophysics, Meteorology, Ocean Engineering, Oceanography); Research
Institutes (Geophysics & Planetology, Marine Biology, Natural Energy);
SOEST Information; and Other SOEST sites ... (Global Weather, Hawaii Ocean
Time Series, Satellite Oceanography, and Volcanology).
Scientists working within the Hawaiian Ocean Time-series (HOT)
project, http://hahana.soest.hawaii.edu/, have been
making repeated observations of the hydrography, chemistry and biology
at a station north of Hawaii since October 1988. The objective of this
research is to provide a comprehensive description of the ocean at a
site representative of the central North Pacific Ocean. Cruises are
made approximately once a month to Station ALOHA, the HOT deep-water
station (22 45'N, 158W) located about 100 km north of Oahu,
Hawaii. Measurements of the thermohaline structure, water column
chemistry, currents, primary production and particle sedimentation
rates are made over a 72-hour period on each cruise.
The Coupled Ocean-Ice Linkages & Dynamics (COLD) project (same WWW
home page as above) components include the Long-Term Ecological
Research (LTER), Research on Antarctic Coastal Ecosystem Rates
(RACER), and Studies in ANTarticA Coupled Linkages Among micro (U)
organismS (SANTA CLAuS).
The Satellite Oceanography Laboratory (SOL) http://satftp.soest.hawaii.edu/
has been providing real-time satellite images and other meteorological and
oceanographic data over the Internet since 1990. The latest spectacular image
shows the wake of the island of Kauai during a northerly wind event, as seen by
the AVHRR in the thermal infrared on 8 February at 13:00 UTC. The wake reveals
the formation of von karman eddies, with an approximate wavelength of 100 km.
At least 4 wavelengths are seen. Additional Real-Time Satellite Images and
Oceanographic Data are provided via AVHRR, GMS, composite Pacific-wide images
(cloud-top temperature, sea surface temperature), and data from the drifting
buoys array (Central Pacific Drifter Array, which, when fully deployed, will
consist of seventy satellite-tracked drifting buoys active for a period of up
to two years each, mapping the mesoscale upper ocean flow in the Hawaiian
Exclusive Economic Zone).
The SOL archive also contains data from the Tropical Instability Wave
Experiment (TIWE), data from the Pacific Joint Global Ocean Flux Study
Experiment (JGOFS), current meter data at the Deep Underwater Neutrino
Detector site, GMS-4 images from the Coupled Ocean Atmosphere Response
Experiment (TOGA COARE), and current meter data south of Lanai.