Water temperature is a physical property expressing how hot or cold water is. As hot and cold are both arbitrary terms, temperature can further be defined as a measurement of the average thermal energy of a substance.
Air temperature is a measure of how hot or cold the air is.
Measurement of the pressure exerted by the atmosphere.
Salinity is computed by a known functional relationship between the measured electrical conductivity of seawater (CON), temperature (OTMP) and pressure. Salinity is computed using the Practical Salinity Scale of 1978 (PSS78) and reported in Practical Salinity Units.
How fast is the wind blowing.
Meteorological conventions (direction from which the wind blows, measured from true north).
Maximum measured 5-second wind speed over the observation interval.
Significant Wave Height:
An estimate of the wave height corresponding to the average of the highest one-third (33%) of the waves during a given time period.
Mean Wave Direction:
Mean Wave Direction is the mean of all the individual wave directions in a time-series representing a certain sea state.
Maximum Wave Height:
Maximum observed wave height during the sampling period.
Dominant Wave Period:
Dominant period is the period with maximum energy and is always either the swell period or the wind-wave period.
The speed of the ocean current measured.
The direction the ocean current is flowing toward.
North Current Velocity:
North-south component of the ocean current.
East Current Velocity:
East-west component of the ocean current.
Mooring VIA03 : USVI EPSCOR Data Buoy A
South of St Thomas
Apr 21 2016
COAST GUARD LIGHT LIST LETTER
COAST GUARD LIGHT LIST NUMBER
32 meters (105 feet)
WATCH CIRCLE RADIUS
60 meter (197 feet)
Jun 12, 09 AM AST
Last data received from VIA03 buoy (server problems). Working on alternative processing system but the data from this buoy will be missing for at least several days.
Redeployed by UVI.
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