Southern California Bight Current Meters

Sill 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 column (Variable). 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

S1

S4 4590868

33° 51.1 N

118° 37.19' W

5

260

Apr. 2, 1987 01:15 GMT

Apr. 25, 1987 20:15 GMT

 

Variable

Mooring

Instrumentation

Latitude

Longitude

Instrument
Depth (m)

Bottom
Depth (m)

Start

Stop

u,v,T

S1B

S4 4590868

33° 51.35' N

118° 37.41' W

5

255

Jun. 27, 1987 03:15 GMT

Oct. 19, 1987 18:15 GMT

u,v,T

S1B

VMCM 100709

33° 51.35' N

118° 37.41' W

15

255

Jun. 27, 1987 09:00 GMT

Sept. 29, 1987 23:00 GMT

 

Variable

Mooring

Instrumentation

Latitude

Longitude

Instrument
Depth (m)

Bottom
Depth (m)

Start

Stop

u,v,T

S3

AA4 2249

34° 03.03' N

119° 16.29' W

33

303

Apr. 4, 1987 03:00 GMT

Oct. 18, 1987 11:00 GMT

u,v,T

S3

AA4 4167

34° 03.03' N

119° 16.29' W

103

303

Apr. 4, 1987 04:00 GMT

Oct. 18, 1987 11:00 GMT

 

Variable

Mooring

Instrumentation

Latitude

Longitude

Instrument
Depth (m)

Bottom
Depth (m)

Start

Stop

u,v,T

S4

AA4 7172

33° 52.3' N

119° 22.52' W

26

673

Apr. 4, 1987 07:00 GMT

Oct. 17, 1987 11:00 GMT

u,v,T

S4

AA4 1300

33° 52.3' N

119° 22.52' W

96

673

Apr. 4, 1987 09:00 GMT

Oct. 17, 1987 10:00 GMT

u,v,T

S4

AA4 3440

33° 52.3' N

119° 22.52' W

573

673

Apr. 4, 1987 0900 GMT

Oct. 17, 1987 10:00 GMT

u,v,T

S4

AA4 1014

33° 52.3' N

119° 22.52' W

623

673

Apr. 4, 1987 09:00 GMT

Oct. 17, 1987 10:00 GMT

T,S

S4

AA4 4553

33° 52.3' N

119° 22.52' W

668

673

Apr. 4, 1987 09:00 GMT

Oct. 17, 1987 10:00 GMT

 

Variable

Mooring

Instrumentation

Latitude

Longitude

Instrument
Depth (m)

Bottom
Depth (m)

Start

Stop

u,v,T

S5

S4 4590869

33° 41.49' N

119° 06.13' W

5

250

Apr. 1, 1987 19:15 GMT

Oct. 20, 1987 15:15 GMT

u,v,T

S5

VMCM 100509

33° 41.49' N

119° 06.13' W

15

250

Apr. 2, 1987 01:00 GMT

Oct. 20, 1987 08:00 GMT

u,v,T

S5

VMCM 100408

33° 41.49' N

119° 06.13' W

25

250

Apr. 2, 1987 01:00 GMT

Oct. 20, 1987 08:00 GMT

 

Variable

Mooring

Instrumentation

Latitude

Longitude

Instrument
Depth (m)

Bottom
Depth (m)

Start

Stop

u,v,T,S

S5A

AA4 1565

33° 41.33' N

119° 05.86' W

100

250

Apr. 5, 1987 22:00 GMT

Oct. 20 1987 09:00 GMT

 

Variable

Mooring

Instrumentation

Latitude

Longitude

Instrument
Depth (m)

Bottom
Depth (m)

Start

Stop

u,v,T

S6

AA4 2521

33° 36.87' N

118° 58.40' W

48

567

Apr. 3 1987 09:00 GMT

Oct. 20, 1987 11:00 GMT

u,v,T

S6

AA4 2491

33° 36.87' N

118° 58.40' W

118

567

Apr. 3 1987 10:00 GMT

Oct. 20, 1987 09:00 GMT

u,v,T

S6

AA4 1566

33° 36.87' N

118° 58.40' W

418

567

Apr. 3 1987 10:00 GMT

Oct. 20, 1987 10:00 GMT

T

S6

AA4 1297

33° 36.87' N

118° 58.40' W

517

567

Apr. 3 1987 10:00 GMT

Oct. 20, 1987 11:00 GMT

u,v,T

S6

AA5 5100

33° 36.87' N

118° 58.40' W

562

567

Apr. 3 1987 09:00 GMT

Oct. 20, 1987 11:10 GMT

 

Variable

Mooring

Instrumentation

Latitude

Longitude

Instrument
Depth (m)

Bottom
Depth (m)

Start

Stop

u,v,T

S7

AA5 5097

33° 37.57' N

118° 37.68' W

823

858

Apr. 6, 1987 04:00 GMT

Oct. 20, 1987 14:00 GMT

u,v,T

S7

VMCM 100609

33° 37.57' N

118° 37.68' W

853

858

Apr. 6, 1987 05:00 GMT

Oct. 20, 1987 14:00 GMT

 

Variable

Mooring

Instrumentation

Latitude

Longitude

Instrument
Depth (m)

Bottom
Depth (m)

Start

Stop

u,v,T

S8

AA4 5213

33° 23.40' N

118° 15.10' W

618

718

Apr. 8, 1987 01:00 GMT

Oct. 16, 1987 14:00 GMT

u,v,T

S8

AA4 7260

33° 23.40' N

118° 15.10' W

668

718

Apr. 8, 1987 01:00 GMT

Oct. 16, 1987 14:00 GMT

u,v,T

S8

AA5 7655

33° 23.40' N

118° 15.10' W

713

718

Apr. 8, 1987 01:00 GMT

Oct. 16, 1987 14:00 GMT

 

Variable

Mooring

Instrumentation

Latitude

Longitude

Instrument
Depth (m)

Bottom
Depth (m)

Start

Stop

u,v,T,S

S9

AA4 7176

33° 25.21' N

118° 11.89' W

30

740

Apr. 7, 1987 06:00 GMT

Sep. 15, 1987 18:00 GMT

u,v,T

S9

AA4 0525

33° 25.21' N

118° 11.89' W

100

740

Apr. 7, 1987 05:00 GMT

Sep. 15, 1987 14:00 GMT

Spd.,T

S9

AA5 4922

33° 25.21' N

118° 11.89' W

400

740

Apr. 7, 1987 05:00 GMT

Sep. 16, 1987 00:00 GMT

u,v,T,S

S9

AA4 7104

33° 25.21' N

118° 11.89' W

540

740

Apr. 7, 1987 06:00 GMT

Sep. 15, 1987 18:00 GMT

u,v,T,S

S9

AA4 7103

33° 25.21' N

118° 11.89' W

640

740

Apr. 7, 1987 06:00 GMT

Sep. 15, 1987 18:00 GMT

u,v,T

S9

VMCM 100308

33° 25.21' N

118° 11.89' W

735

740

Apr. 7, 1987 06:00 GMT

Sep. 15, 1987 18:00 GMT

 

Variable

Mooring

Instrumentation

Latitude

Longitude

Instrument
Depth (m)

Bottom
Depth (m)

Start

Stop

u,v,T

S10

AA5 3218

33° 27.21' N

118° 10.39' W

558

658

Apr. 7, 1987 08:00 GMT

Oct. 16, 1987 11:00 GMT

u,v,T

S10

AA5 5101

33° 27.21' N

118° 10.39' W

608

658

Apr. 7, 1987 08:00 GMT

Oct. 16, 1987 11:00 GMT

u,v

S10

VMCM 204105

33° 27.21' N

118° 10.39' W

653

658

Apr. 7, 1987 08:00 GMT

Oct. 16, 1987 11:00 GMT