Southern California Bight Current Meters

Cross 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, or Aanderaa Instruments RCM4 or 5 current meters, AA4 or AA5.

Variable

Mooring

Instrumentation

Latitude

Longitude

Instrument
Depth (m)

Bottom
Depth (m)

Start

Stop

u,v,T

C1

VMCM 100208

33° 55.9' N

118° 28.8' W

5

30

Oct. 10, 1985 06:00 GMT

Feb. 5, 1986 11:00 GMT

u,v,T

C1

VMCM 100308

33° 55.9' N

118° 28.8' W

10

30

Oct. 10, 1985 05:00 GMT

Feb. 5, 1986 11:00 GMT

 

Variable

Mooring

Instrumentation

Latitude

Longitude

Instrument
Depth (m)

Bottom
Depth (m)

Start

Stop

u,v,T

C1A

VMCM 100108

33° 55.8' N

118° 28.9' W

25

30

Oct. 11, 1985 22:00 GMT

Feb. 5, 1986 10:00 GMT

Variable

Mooring

Instrumentation

Latitude

Longitude

Instrument
Depth (m)

Bottom
Depth (m)

Start

Stop

u,v,T

C2

VMCM 100509

33° 52.4' N

118° 35.7' W

5

75

Oct. 10 1985 04:00 GMT

Feb. 5, 1986 14:00 GMT

u,v,T

C2

VMCM 100609

33° 52.4' N

118° 35.7' W

10

75

Oct. 10 1985 04:00 GMT

Feb. 5, 1986 13:00 GMT

u,v,T

C2

VMCM 100709

33° 52.4' N

118° 35.7' W

25

75

Oct. 10 1985 03:00 GMT

Feb. 5, 1986 13:00 GMT

Variable

Mooring

Instrumentation

Latitude

Longitude

Instrument
Depth (m)

Bottom
Depth (m)

Start

Stop

u,v,T

C2A

AA4 2249

33° 52.6' N

118° 35.3' W

40

75

Oct. 11, 1985 16:00 GMT

Feb. 5, 1986 02:00 GMT

u,v,T

C2A

AA4 1565

33° 52.6' N

118° 35.3' W

70

75

Oct. 11, 1985 23:00 GMT

Dec. 28, 1985 11:00 GMT

Variable

Mooring

Instrumentation

Latitude

Longitude

Instrument
Depth (m)

Bottom
Depth (m)

Start

Stop

u,v,T

C3

AA4 0525

33° 51.7' N

118° 36.7' W

36

116

Oct. 9, 1985 09:00 GMT

Feb. 5, 1986 13:00 GMT

u,v,T

C3

AA4 7260

33° 51.7' N

118° 36.7' W

96

116

Oct. 9, 1985 09:00 GMT

Feb. 5, 1986 13:00 GMT

u,v,T

C3

AA4 4553

33° 51.7' N

118° 36.7' W

111

116

Oct. 9, 1985 09:00 GMT

Feb. 5, 1986 13:00 GMT

Variable

Mooring

Instrumentation

Latitude

Longitude

Instrument
Depth (m)

Bottom
Depth (m)

Start

Stop

u,v,T

C4

AA4 2491

33° 50.95' N

118° 38.8' W

40

450

Oct. 11, 1985 06:00 GMT

Feb. 5, 1986 16:00 GMT

u,v,T

C4

AA4 4167

33° 50.95' N

118° 38.8' W

100

450

Oct. 11, 1985 07:00 GMT

Feb. 5, 1986 17:00 GMT

u,v,T,S

C4

AA5 5101

33° 50.95' N

118° 38.8' W

200

450

Oct. 11, 1985 07:00 GMT

Feb. 5, 1986 17:00 GMT

u,v,T

C4

AA5 4922

33° 50.95' N

118° 38.8' W

300

450

Oct. 11, 1985 07:00 GMT

Feb. 5, 1986 17:00 GMT

u,v,T

C4

AA4 3440

33° 50.95' N

118° 38.8' W

400

450

Oct. 11, 1985 07:00 GMT

Feb. 5, 1986 17:00 GMT

u,v,T

C4

AA4 7265

33° 50.95' N

118° 38.8' W

445

450

Oct. 11, 1985 07:00 GMT

Feb. 5, 1986 17:00 GMT

Variable

Mooring

Instrumentation

Latitude

Longitude

Instrument
Depth (m)

Bottom
Depth (m)

Start

Stop

u,v,T,S

C5

AA4 2521

33° 49.6' N

118° 40.9' W

26

816

Oct. 9, 1985 06:00 GMT

Feb. 7, 1986 09:00 GMT

u,v,T

C5

AA4 2490

33° 49.6' N

118° 40.9' W

86

816

Oct. 9, 1985 06:00 GMT

Feb. 7, 1986 09:00 GMT

u,v,T

C5

AA4 1566

33° 49.6' N

118° 40.9' W

186

816

Oct. 9, 1985 06:00 GMT

Feb. 7, 1986 09:00 GMT

u,v,T

C5

AA5 5099

33° 49.6' N

118° 40.9' W

286

816

Oct. 9, 1985 06:00 GMT

Feb. 7, 1986 09:00 GMT

u,v,T

C5

AA4 1297

33° 49.6' N

118° 40.9' W

386

816

Oct. 9, 1985 06:00 GMT

Feb. 7, 1986 09:00 GMT

Variable

Mooring

Instrumentation

Latitude

Longitude

Instrument
Depth (m)

Bottom
Depth (m)

Start

Stop

u,v,T

C5A

AA5 5100

33° 49.6' N

118° 40.57' W

500

830

Oct. 9 1985 01:00 GMT

Jan. 24, 1986 15:00 GMT

u,v,T

C5A

AA5 5098

33° 49.6' N

118° 40.57' W

700

830

Oct. 9 1985 02:00 GMT

Feb. 7, 1986 07:00 GMT

u,v,T

C5A

AA5 5097

33° 49.6' N

118° 40.57' W

825

830

Oct. 9 1985 02:00 GMT

Feb. 7, 1986 06:00 GMT

Variable

Mooring

Instrumentation

Latitude

Longitude

Instrument
Depth (m)

Bottom
Depth (m)

Start

Stop

u,v,T

C6

AA4 2520

33° 38.6' N

119° 01.8' W

53

463

Oct. 11, 1985 01:00 GMT

Feb. 7, 1986 14:00 GMT

u,v,T

C6

AA4 1300

33° 38.6' N

119° 01.8' W

113

463

Oct. 11, 1985 01:00 GMT

Feb. 7, 1986 14:00 GMT

u,v,T

C6

AA4 5213

33° 38.6' N

119° 01.8' W

313

463

Oct. 11, 1985 01:00 GMT

Feb. 7, 1986 14:00 GMT

Variable

Mooring

Instrumentation

Latitude

Longitude

Instrument
Depth (m)

Bottom
Depth (m)

Start

Stop

u,v,T

C7

AA4 7176

33° 45.0' N

118° 48.9' W

400

915

Oct. 12, 1985 03:00 GMT

Feb. 7, 1986 08:00 GMT

u,v,T

C7

AA4 7104

33° 45.0' N

118° 48.9' W

700

915

Oct. 12, 1985 03:00 GMT

Feb. 7, 1986 08:00 GMT

u,v,T

C7

AA4 7172

33° 45.0' N

118° 48.9' W

910

915

Oct. 12, 1985 03:00 GMT

Feb. 7, 1986 08:00 GMT