Two 24-hour Studies of Water Quality in the Ala Wai Canal during March and July, 1994 for the Mamala Bay Study, Pollutant Source Identification Project MB-3, (NODC Accession 0001188)

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Two 24-hour Studies of Water Quality in the Ala Wai Canal during March and July, 1994 for the Mamala Bay Study, Pollutant Source Identification Project MB-3, (NODC Accession 0001188)
This dataset focuses on studies of water quality in the Ala Wai Canal in order to determine its role of point and non point source disharge into Mamala Bay. The Pollutant Source Identification Project (MB-3) sought to provide a summary and analysis of pollutant loads to Mamala Bay from both point and nonpoint sources. One aspect of the study was the run-off into the ocean from the Ala Wai Canal. For better understanding the processes in the Ala Wai Canal, two 24-hour intensive sampling studies were performed. Measurements included temperature, salinity, water velocity, and various water quality parameters. The field work took place from 25-26 March and 6-7 July 1994.
An electromagnetic current meter, thermistor, and a conductivity probe were used to analyze the the point and non point source pollution from the Ala Wai Canal into Mamala Bay. This data was used for the Mamala Bay Study Project MB-3: Pollutant Source Identification at the Kinnetic Laboratories, Inc.
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Marty Stevenson Kinnetic Laboratories, Inc., Joseph O'Connor Kinnetic Laboratories, Inc., and John Aldrich Camp Dresser & McKee, Unknown, Two 24-hour Studies of Water Quality in the Ala Wai Canal during March and July, 1994 for the Mamala Bay Study, Pollutant Source Identification Project MB-3, (NODC Accession 0001188).

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -157.8383
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -157.8383
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 21.2917
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 21.2917

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    Beginning_Date: 25-Mar-1994
    Beginning_Time: 0900
    Ending_Date: 07-Jul-1994
    Ending_Time: 1500
    Currentness_Reference: Ground Conditions

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    Mamala Bay Commission and Kinnetic Laboratories, Inc. 55-1 Puapake Place Lahaina, Hawaii 96761

  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?

    Kinnetic Laboratories, Inc.
    User services
    55-1 Puapake Place
    Lahaina, Hawaii 96761

    808-661-1110 (voice)

    Hours_of_Service: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday Through Friday
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Why was the data set created?

Determine the relative contributions of point and nonpoint source discharges into Mamala Bay

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    Date: Unknown (process 1 of 1)
    Water velocity was measured by an electromagnetic current meter. The cable included a sensor for temperature and conductivity,hence salinity. The biological and chemical parameters were acquired manually with sampling bottles which were analyzed by the Water Resources Research Center at the University of Hawaii and AECOS, Inc. Stevenson, M., J.O'Connor, and J.Aldrich, 1996. Pollutant Source Identification, Project MB-3, Mamala Bay Study. Mamala Bay Study Final Report, Volume I. Mamala Bay Commission.

    Person who carried out this activity:

    Kinnetic Laboratories, Inc.
    Attn: Marty Stevenson
    55-1 Puapake Place
    Lahaina, Hawaii 96716

    808-661-1110 (voice)

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    see methodology

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Last modified: 24-Jan-2017
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