Western Prince William Sound (46081)

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General Information

Location: 60.794 North -148.285 West
Buoy Type: 6-meter NOMAD buoy
Buoy Hull: 6N35
Payload: ARES 4.4 payload
Owned by: NDBC
Windspeed: Measured by obtained from anemometer
Sea Surface: Measured by Intake
Note: Station 46081 stopped transmitting 12/04/11. This buoy will be restored to service when it can be worked into the schedule.  When the service date is known, it will be posted in the maintenance report. Funding to support water measurements of the velocity profile, temperature, and salinity is provided by the Prince William Sound Science Center. NDBC ADCPs are now quality controlled using automated methods. Historical and forty-five day files beginning 1 June 2010 are available in a new format that contains more QC information.  The forty-five day files in the old format will be resident until approximately 31 July 2010.

Weather and Wave Data

Time Temp Humidity Wind Dominant Wave Wind Wave Pressure
  Air
(°F)
Water
(°F)
  Dir Speed
(kts)
Speed
(mph)
Period
(sec)
Height
(ft)
Range
(ft)
Period
(sec)
Height
(ft)
Range
(ft)
Atmo.
(in)
Tend.
(in)
20:50 35 40 98 NNE 15.6 17.9 3 1.64 exactly 1.6 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.66 -
21:50 35 40 100 NNE 11.7 13.4 3 1.31 exactly 1.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.67 -
22:50 35 40 100 NNE 11.7 13.4 3 0.98 exactly 1.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.67 -
23:50 35 40 100 NNE 9.7 11.2 2 0.98 exactly 1.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.67 -
00:50 36 40 98 NNE 11.7 13.4 3 0.98 exactly 1.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.66 -0.01
01:50 36 40 99 NNE 13.6 15.7 3 1.31 exactly 1.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.65 -0.01
02:50 35 40 100 NNE 13.6 15.7 3 1.31 exactly 1.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.66 -0.01
03:50 35 40 100 NNE 13.6 15.7 3 1.31 exactly 1.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.65 -
04:50 35 40 100 NNE 13.6 15.7 2 1.31 exactly 1.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.65 -
05:50 35 40 100 NNE 13.6 15.7 3 1.31 exactly 1.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.65 -0.01
06:50 36 40 100 NNE 15.6 17.9 3 1.64 exactly 1.6 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.64 -0.02
07:50 36 40 100 NNE 15.6 17.9 3 1.64 exactly 1.6 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.63 -0.02
08:50 37 40 100 NNE 13.6 15.7 3 1.64 exactly 1.6 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.63 -0.02
09:50 37 40 100 NNE 13.6 15.7 3 1.64 exactly 1.6 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.63 -0.01
10:50 38 40 100 ENE 7.8 8.9 3 1.64 exactly 1.6 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.62 -
11:50 39 40 99 ENE 11.7 13.4 3 1.97 exactly 2.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.61 -0.01
12:50 39 40 94 East 15.6 17.9 3 2.30 exactly 2.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.60 -0.03
13:50 39 40 92 East 15.6 17.9 3 2.30 exactly 2.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.58 -0.04
14:50 39 40 94 East 23.3 26.8 3 2.95 exactly 3.0 3 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.57 -0.04
15:50 39 40 91 East 19.4 22.4 3 2.62 exactly 2.6 3 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.57 -0.03
16:50 40 40 82 East 23.3 26.8 3 2.62 exactly 2.6 3 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.55 -0.03
17:50 40 40 77 East 21.4 24.6 3 2.62 exactly 2.6 3 3.28 2.46 - 4.10 29.54 -0.03
18:50 39 40 85 East 17.5 20.1 3 2.30 exactly 2.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.53 -0.04
19:50 38 40 92 East 17.5 20.1 3 2.30 exactly 2.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.52 -0.03
21:50 38 40 88 ENE 13.6 15.7 3 1.64 exactly 1.6 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.49 -0.04
22:50 37 40 95 NE 15.6 17.9 3 1.31 exactly 1.3 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.48 -0.04
23:50 38 40 94 NE 15.6 17.9 3 1.64 exactly 1.6 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.47 -
00:50 39 40 87 ENE 13.6 15.7 - - - 29.46 -0.04
01:50 39 40 85 East 15.6 17.9 3 1.97 exactly 2.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.45 -0.03
02:50 40 40 81 East 15.6 17.9 3 1.97 exactly 2.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.44 -0.03
03:50 40 40 80 ENE 13.6 15.7 3 1.97 exactly 2.0 3 1.64 0.82 - 2.46 29.43 -0.03

Detailed Wave Spectra

Time Water Depth Wave Height Spectral Peak Period Average Wave Period Sampling Interval Wave Record
20:00 1401 ft 1.38 ft 2.9 sec 2.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
21:00 1401 ft 1.54 ft 2.9 sec 2.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
22:00 1401 ft 1.44 ft 2.9 sec 2.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
23:00 1401 ft 0.89 ft 3.0 sec 2.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
00:00 1401 ft 0.92 ft 2.5 sec 2.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
01:00 1401 ft 0.98 ft 3.0 sec 2.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
02:00 1401 ft 1.15 ft 2.7 sec 2.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
03:00 1401 ft 1.21 ft 2.7 sec 2.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
04:00 1401 ft 1.15 ft 2.6 sec 2.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
05:00 1401 ft 1.18 ft 2.5 sec 2.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
06:00 1401 ft 1.38 ft 2.7 sec 2.6 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
07:00 1401 ft 1.57 ft 2.7 sec 2.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
08:00 1401 ft 1.57 ft 2.9 sec 2.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
09:00 1401 ft 1.57 ft 3.0 sec 2.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
10:00 1401 ft 1.64 ft 3.0 sec 2.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
11:00 1401 ft 1.61 ft 3.1 sec 2.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
12:00 1401 ft 2.10 ft 3.2 sec 2.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
13:00 1401 ft 2.26 ft 3.3 sec 2.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
14:00 1401 ft 2.33 ft 3.3 sec 2.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
15:00 1401 ft 2.82 ft 3.3 sec 3.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
16:00 1401 ft 2.62 ft 2.9 sec 3.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
17:00 1401 ft 2.62 ft 3.2 sec 3.0 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
18:00 1401 ft 2.46 ft 2.9 sec 2.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
19:00 1401 ft 2.26 ft 3.0 sec 2.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
20:00 1401 ft 2.26 ft 3.2 sec 2.9 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
22:00 1401 ft 1.48 ft 2.7 sec 2.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
23:00 1401 ft 1.35 ft 2.7 sec 2.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
00:00 1401 ft 1.71 ft 2.7 sec 2.7 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
02:00 1401 ft 1.90 ft 2.9 sec 2.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec
03:00 1401 ft 1.84 ft 2.6 sec 2.8 sec 0.6 sec 2400 sec