Southern California Bight Current Meters

Shelf/Transition 2 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. This was converted to salinity indicated by 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, InterOcean Systems, LLC S4 current meters, S4, or an RDInstruments Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler, ADCP 75 kHz, 150 kHz, or 300 kHz.

 

Variable

Mooring

Instrumentation

Latitude

Longitude

Instrument
Depth (m)

Bottom
Depth (m)

Start

Stop

u,v,T

T5-2

S4 4590868

33° 56.49' N

118° 28.90' W

20

30

Oct. 7, 1988 00:15 GMT

Apr. 18, 1989 17:15 GMT

Variable

Mooring

Instrumentation

Latitude

Longitude

Instrument
Depth (m)

Bottom
Depth (m)

Start

Stop

u,v,T

T7-2

AA4 2249

33° 51.91' N

118° 38.00' W

40

250

Oct. 7, 1988 08:00 GMT

Apr.19, 1989 10:00 GMT

u,v,T

T7-2

AA4 3440

33° 51.91' N

118° 38.00' W

100

250

Oct. 7, 1988 06:00 GMT

Apr.19, 1989 11:00 GMT

u,v,T

T7-2

AA5 7655

33° 51.91' N

118° 38.00' W

200

250

Oct. 7, 1988 06:00 GMT

Apr.19, 1989 10:00 GMT

Variable

Mooring

Instrumentation

Latitude

Longitude

Instrument
Depth (m)

Bottom
Depth (m)

Start

Stop

u,v,T

T11-2

AA4 2491

34° 01.39' N

118° 56.31' W

30

60

Oct. 5, 1988 00:00 GMT

Apr.14, 1988 04:00 GMT

u,v,T

T11-2

AA4 4553

34° 01.39' N

118° 56.31' W

55

60

Oct. 4, 1988 23:00 GMT

Nov. 3, 1988 18:00 GMT