Wind and current speeds in Cook Strait, New Zealand

Date 2022-06-30
Author(s) Valcarcel ArnaudORCID1, 2, Stevens CraigORCID2, 3, O'Callaghan JoanneORCID2, Suanda SutaraORCID4, Grant BrettORCID2
Affiliation(s) 1 : University of Otago, Department of Marine Science, Dunedin, New Zealand
2 : National Institute of Water and Atmospheric research, Ocean Observations, Wellington, New Zealand
3 : University of Auckland, Department of Physics, Auckland, New Zealand
4 : University of North Carolina Wilmington, Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography, Wilmington, USA
DOI 10.17882/89142
Publisher SEANOE
Keyword(s) tidal channel, Cook Strait, ADCP, Atmospheric Weather Station

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

Licence CC-BY
Sensor metadata

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

File Size Format Processing Access
Wind speeds from Cape Campbell AWS 455 KB TEXTE Raw data Open access
Parts 1-3 of the Nortek ADCP record 333 MB NC, NetCDF Raw data Open access
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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.