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Time-series oceanographic data collected off Makua, Kauai, USA, August 2016


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Rosenberger, K.J., Storlazzi, C.D., Cheriton, O.M., Logan, J.B., Hoover, D.J., and Oberle, F.K., 2019, Observations of coral reef oceanographic and groundwater properties off Makua, Kauai, HI, USA, August 2016: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Time-series data of water-surface elevation, wave height, water-column currents, temperature were acquired for 6 days off the north coast of the island of Kauai, Hawaii in support of a study on the coastal circulation patterns and groundwater input to the coral reefs of Makua.


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The continuous measurements of waves, currents, tides, and water-column properties (temperature and salinity) from these instrument deployments, coupled with deployments of surface drifters, surface track and profiles of temperature and salinity, and near-shore measurements of resistivity, provide information on nearshore circulation groundwater input and the variability in these hydrodynamic properties over the coral reefs of Makua. These data will be used to assess the potential for terrestrial groundwater intrusion on the reef and the sources and fate of these water masses.

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