Southern California Bight Current Meters

Basin Deployment

 

Each of the links below are for a specific current meter deployment. The data is available as text files for transfer to users. For each deployment, you may download specific meters. Data include speed, direction, u component of velocity, v component of velocity, and temperature. Some instruments also include conductivity which has been converted to salinity. This is indicated by an S in the variable (Variable) column. Spd indicates speed, rather than the usual u and v; this results from bad compass data.

Units used are:

speed, u component, v component: cm sec-1
direction: degrees true north
temperature: ° C
salinity: psu

Instrumentation: The current meter type and serial number is indicated in the Instrumentation column.

Instruments were either EG&G Sea Link Vector Measuring Current Meters, VMCMs, Aanderaa Instruments RCM4 or 5 current meters, AA4 or AA5, or InterOcean Systems, LLC S4 current meters, S4.

Variable

Mooring

Instrumentation

Latitude

Longitude

Instrument
Depth (m)

Bottom
Depth (m)

Start

Stop

u,v,T

B1

AA4 2521

33° 54.95' N

119° 06.13' W

33

823

May 16, 1986 02:00 GMT

Oct. 17, 1986 18:00 GMT

u,v,T

B1

AA5 5098

33° 54.95' N

119° 06.13' W

93

823

May 16, 1986 02:00 GMT

Oct. 17, 1986 18:00 GMT

u,v,T

B1

VMCM 100308

33° 54.95' N

119° 06.13' W

693

823

May 16, 1986 03:00 GMT

Oct. 17, 1986 15:00 GMT

u,v,T

B1

VMCM 100108

33° 54.95' N

119° 06.13' W

793

823

May 16, 1986 03:00 GMT

Oct. 17, 1986 15:00 GMT

Variable

Mooring

Instrumentation

Latitude

Longitude

Instrument
Depth (m)

Bottom
Depth (m)

Start

Stop

u,v,T

B2

AA4 5213

33° 49.80' N

119° 16.82' W

45

835

May 15, 1986 23:00 GMT

Oct. 17, 1986 20:00 GMT

u,v,T

B2

AA4 7265

33° 49.80' N

119° 16.82' W

105

835

May 15, 1986 23:00 GMT

Oct. 17, 1986 20:00 GMT

u,v,T

B2

VMCM 204105

33° 49.80' N

119° 16.82' W

705

835

May 16, 1986 00:00 GMT

Oct. 17, 1986 18:00 GMT

u,v,T

B2

VMCM 100208

33° 49.80' N

119° 16.82' W

805

835

May 23, 1986 23:00 GMT

Oct. 17, 1986 18:00 GMT

Variable

Mooring

Instrumentation

Latitude

Longitude

Instrument
Depth (m)

Bottom
Depth (m)

Start

Stop

u,v,T,S

B3

AA5 5101

33° 43.03' N

119° 03.74' W

35

825

May 15, 1986 10:00 GMT

Oct. 18, 1986 16:00 GMT

Spd,T

B3

AA4 2249

33° 43.03' N

119° 03.74' W

95

825

May 15, 1986 11:00 GMT

Oct. 18, 1986 15:00 GMT

u,v,T

B3

AA4 7172

33° 43.03' N

119° 03.74' W

395

825

May 15, 1986 10:00 GMT

Oct. 18, 1986 16:00 GMT

u,v,T

B3

VMCM 100509

33° 43.03' N

119° 03.74' W

695

825

May 15, 1986 11:00 GMT

Oct. 18, 1986 16:00 GMT

u,v,T

B3

VMCM 100609

33° 43.03' N

119° 03.74' W

795

825

May 15, 1986 10:00 GMT

Oct. 18, 1986 15:00 GMT

Variable

Mooring

Instrumentation

Latitude

Longitude

Instrument
Depth (m)

Bottom
Depth (m)

Start

Stop

u,v,T

B4

AA4 7260

33° 30.46' N

118° 28.58' W

50

840

May 14, 1986 10:00 GMT

Oct. 19, 1986 17:00 GMT

u,v,T

B4

AA4 0525

33° 30.46' N

118° 28.58' W

110

840

May 14, 1986 10:00 GMT

Oct. 19, 1986 17:00 GMT

u,v,T

B4

AA4 1565

33° 30.46' N

118° 28.58' W

810

840

May 14, 1986 10:00 GMT

Oct. 19, 1986 15:00 GMT

Variable

Mooring

Instrumentation

Latitude

Longitude

Instrument
Depth (m)

Bottom
Depth (m)

Start

Stop

u,v,T,S

B5

AA4 2491

33° 19.01' N

117° 37.88' W

40

250

May 11, 1986 01:00 GMT

Oct. 14, 1986 13:00 GMT

u,v,T

B5

AA5 4922

33° 19.01' N

117° 37.88' W

100

250

May 11, 1986 03:00 GMT

Oct. 14, 1986 14:00 GMT

Variable

Mooring

Instrumentation

Latitude

Longitude

Instrument
Depth (m)

Bottom
Depth (m)

Start

Stop

u,v,T,S

B6

AA4 1297

33° 41.27' N

118° 25.62' W

30

820

May 17, 1986 00:00 GMT

Oct. 19, 1986 14:00 GMT

u,v,T

B6

AA5 5100

33° 41.27' N

118° 25.62' W

90

820

May 17, 1986 00:00 GMT

Oct. 19, 1986 15:00 GMT

u,v,T

B6

AA4 2520

33° 41.27' N

118° 25.62' W

690

820

May 17, 1986 00:00 GMT

Oct. 19, 1986 13:00 GMT

u,v,T

B6

AA5 5901

33° 41.27' N

118° 25.62' W

790

820

May 17, 1986 00:00 GMT

Oct. 19, 1986 13:00 GMT

Variable

Mooring

Instrumentation

Latitude

Longitude

Instrument
Depth (m)

Bottom
Depth (m)

Start

Stop

u,v,T

B7

S4 745884

33° 55.98' N

118° 28.43' W

26

30

May 13, 1986 03:15 GMT

Oct. 16, 1986 23:15 GMT

Variable

Mooring

Instrumentation

Latitude

Longitude

Instrument
Depth (m)

Bottom
Depth (m)

Start

Stop

u,v,T,S

B8

AA5 5099

30° 50.88' N

118° 37.11' W

25

235

May 13, 1986 08:00 GMT

Oct. 16, 1986 15:00 GMT

u,v,T

B8

AA4 2490

30° 50.88' N

118° 37.11' W

85

235

May 13, 1986 09:00 GMT

Oct. 16, 1986 15:00 GMT

Variable

Mooring

Instrumentation

Latitude

Longitude

Instrument
Depth (m)

Bottom
Depth (m)

Start

Stop

u,v,T,S

B9

AA4 4167

33° 49.55' N

118° 40.49' W

26

816

May 13, 1986 03:00 GMT

Oct. 16, 1986 13:00 GMT

u,v,T

B9

AA4 1565

33° 49.55' N

118° 40.49' W

86

816

May 13, 1986 06:00 GMT

Oct. 16, 1986 12:00 GMT

u,v,T

B9

AA5 3218

33° 49.55' N

118° 40.49' W

386

816

May 13, 1986 06:00 GMT

Oct. 16, 1986 12:00 GMT

u,v,T

B9

AA5 5097

33° 49.55' N

118° 40.49' W

686

816

May 13, 1986 06:00 GMT

Oct. 16, 1986 12:00 GMT

u,v,T

B9

AA4 1300

33° 49.55' N

118° 40.49' W

786

816

May 13, 1986 06:00 GMT

Oct. 16, 1986 12:00 GMT

Variable

Mooring

Instrumentation

Latitude

Longitude

Instrument
Depth (m)

Bottom
Depth (m)

Start

Stop

u,v,T

B10

AA4 4553

33° 42.16' N

118° 42.74' W

36

906

May 13, 1986 01:00 GMT

Oct. 16, 1986 07:00 GMT

u,v,T

B10

AA4 7103

33° 42.16' N

118° 42.74' W

96

906

May 13, 1986 02:00 GMT

Oct. 16, 1986 09:00 GMT

Spd,T

B10

AA4 7176

33° 42.16' N

118° 42.74' W

396

906

May 13, 1986 01:00 GMT

Oct. 16, 1986 08:00 GMT

u,v,T

B10

AA4 7104

33° 42.16' N

118° 42.74' W

796

906

May 13, 1986 02:00 GMT

Oct. 16, 1986 07:00 GMT