Wind and current speeds in Cook Strait, New Zealand

Dataset of atmospheric measurements and current speeds, used to quantify wind- and tides-driven turbulence in a large tidal channel.

Location: Te Moana o Raukawa (Cook Strait) of Aotearoa (New Zealand)

Wind and tides data:

  • Hourly Cape Campbell Atmospheric Weather Station wind records
    • Observing Authority, Agent number, Network number: MetService, 4424, G14722
    • Latitude (dec.deg),Longitude (dec.deg): -41.727,174.275
  • Upwards-looking Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) current speeds 
    • Sampling frequency: 55 kHz
    • Manufacturer: Nortek 
    • Latitude (dec.deg),Longitude (dec.deg): -41.165,174.581


Physical oceanography


tidal channel, Cook Strait, ADCP, Atmospheric Weather Station


-40.820638N, -41.778041S, -185.056639E, -185.847655W


Nortek 55 kHz Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP, SN 200064)


Wind speeds from Cape Campbell AWS
455 KoTEXTRaw data
Parts 1-3 of the Nortek ADCP record
333 MoNetCDFRaw data
How to cite
Valcarcel Arnaud, Stevens Craig, O'callaghan Joanne, Suanda Sutara, Grant Brett (2022). Wind and current speeds in Cook Strait, New Zealand. SEANOE.

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