Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Hawaii Ocean Time-series (WHOTS)

The interactions that occur between the ocean and the atmosphere influence much of the processes and properties of each system separately. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and HOT collaborate to study these interactions at the WHOI Hawaii Ocean Time-series Site (WHOTS). A buoy has been deployed each summer since 2004 with meteorological instruments above the surface and oceanographic instruments moored below in the upper ocean. The objective of this project is to provide long-term data on fluxes between the air and sea including heat, fresh water and chemical fluxes at Station ALOHA, representing the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre.