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

 

Variable

Mooring

Latitude

Longitude

Instrument
Depth (m)

Bottom
Depth (m)

Start

Stop

u,v,T

B1

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

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

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

33° 54.95' N

119° 06.13' W

793

823

May 16, 1986 03:00 GMT

Oct. 17, 1986 15:00 GMT

Variable

Mooring

Latitude

Longitude

Instrument
Depth (m)

Bottom
Depth (m)

Start

Stop

u,v,T

B2

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

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

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

33° 49.80' N

119° 16.82' W

805

835

May 23, 1986 23:00 GMT

Oct. 17, 1986 18:00 GMT

Variable

Mooring

Latitude

Longitude

Instrument
Depth (m)

Bottom
Depth (m)

Start

Stop

u,v,T,S

B3

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

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

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

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

33° 43.03' N

119° 03.74' W

795

825

May 15, 1986 10:00 GMT

Oct. 18, 1986 15:00 GMT

Variable

Mooring

Latitude

Longitude

Instrument
Depth (m)

Bottom
Depth (m)

Start

Stop

u,v,T

B4

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

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

33° 30.46' N

118° 28.58' W

810

840

May 14, 1986 10:00 GMT

Oct. 19, 1986 15:00 GMT

Variable

Mooring

Latitude

Longitude

Instrument
Depth (m)

Bottom
Depth (m)

Start

Stop

u,v,T,S

B5

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

33° 19.01' N

117° 37.88' W

100

250

May 11, 1986 03:00 GMT

Oct. 14, 1986 14:00 GMT

Variable

Mooring

Latitude

Longitude

Instrument
Depth (m)

Bottom
Depth (m)

Start

Stop

u,v,T,S

B6

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

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

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

33° 41.27' N

118° 25.62' W

790

820

May 17, 1986 00:00 GMT

Oct. 19, 1986 13:00 GMT

Variable

Mooring

Latitude

Longitude

Instrument
Depth (m)

Bottom
Depth (m)

Start

Stop

u,v,T

B7

33° 55.98' N

118° 28.43' W

26

30

May 13, 1986 03:15 GMT

Oct. 16, 1986 23:15 GMT

Variable

Mooring

Latitude

Longitude

Instrument
Depth (m)

Bottom
Depth (m)

Start

Stop

u,v,T,S

B8

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

30° 50.88' N

118° 37.11' W

85

235

May 13, 1986 09:00 GMT

Oct. 16, 1986 15:00 GMT

Variable

Mooring

Latitude

Longitude

Instrument
Depth (m)

Bottom
Depth (m)

Start

Stop

u,v,T,S

B9

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

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

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

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

33° 49.55' N

118° 40.49' W

786

816

May 13, 1986 06:00 GMT

Oct. 16, 1986 12:00 GMT

Variable

Mooring

Latitude

Longitude

Instrument
Depth (m)

Bottom
Depth (m)

Start

Stop

u,v,T

B10

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

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

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

33° 42.16' N

118° 42.74' W

796

906

May 13, 1986 02:00 GMT

Oct. 16, 1986 07:00 GMT