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  • BML Shoreline Observations
  • Available Dates & Sampling Intervals
Data Set Units Measured
Air Temperature degrees C
   
Barometric Pressure millibar (mb)
   
Relative Humidity percent
   
Photosynthetically-Active Radiation micromoles per meter squared per sec
   
Solar Radiation watts per meter squared
   
Carbon Monoxide parts per billion by volume
   
Ozone parts per billion by volume
   
Wind Speed and Direction mph, degrees from true north
   
Rain inches per hour
   
Seawater Temperature degrees C
   
Conductivity siemens per meter
   
Salinity practical salinity units (psu)
Data Set Available Dates Sampling Interval
Air Temperature 04/15/1988 - 03/31/2001 20-minute means (1 measurement per sec)
  02/05/2001 - 01/01/2009 Every 10 seconds
  01/01/2009 - present Every 5 seconds
     
Barometric Pressure 04/20/1988 - 03/31/2001 20-minute means (1 measurement per sec)
  06/18/2001 - 01/01/2009 Every 10 seconds
  01/01/2009 - present Every 5 seconds
     
Relative Humidity 05/02/1988 - 03/31/2001 20-minute means (1 measurement per sec)
  02/05/2001 - 01/01/2009 Every 10 seconds
  01/01/2009 - present Every 5 seconds
     
Photosynthetically-Active Radiation 02/05/2001 - 01/01/2009 Every 10 seconds
  01/01/2009 - present Every 5 seconds
     
Solar Radiation 04/15/1988 - 03/31/2001 20-minute means (1 measurement per sec)
  02/05/2001 - 01/01/2009 Every 10 seconds
  01/01/2009 - present Every 5 seconds
     
Carbon Monoxide 2004-2007 30 minutes, averaged
     
Ozone 2008 Hourly
     
Wind Speed and Direction 04/15/1988 - 03/31/2001 20-minute means (1 measurement per sec)
  05/01/2001 - 01/01/2009 Every 10 seconds
  01/01/2009 - present Every 1 second
     
Rain 12/1967 - 1992 Daily
  1992 - 2003 Every 10 seconds
  01/01/2009 - present Every 5 seconds
     
Seawater Temperature 04/15/1988 - 08/31/2000 20-minute means (1 measurement per sec)
  09/01/2000 - present Every 10 seconds
     
Salinity and Conductivity 04/15/1988 - 04/02/1999 20-minute means (1 measurement per sec)
  01/01/2001 - present Every 10 seconds
  • Fort Point Shoreline Observations
  • Available Dates & Sampling Intervals
Data Set Units Measured
Seawater Temperature degrees C
   
Conductivity siemens per meter
   
Salinity

practical salinity units (psu)

   
Transmittance VDC
   
Density

sigma-t kg/m3-1000

   
Pressure

decibars (dbar)

   
Depth meters
   
Fluorescence voltage
Data Set Available Dates Sampling Interval
  • Seawater Temperature
  • Conductivity
  • Salinity
  • Transmittance
  • Density
  • Pressure
  • Depth
  • Fluorescence

 

10/08/2004 - 05/11/2005 4 minutes, 120 samples averaged (NAVG = 120)

05/11/2005 - 06/09/2005

30 seconds, 10 samples averaged

03/08/2006 - 03/24/2006

4 minutes, 120 samples averaged

05/12/2006 - 07/24/2006

2 minutes, 1 sample averaged
09/08/2006 - 03/31/2007

4 mins, 120 samples averaged

03/31/2007 - 06/25/2007

1 minute, 10 samples averaged

07/10/2007 - present 1 minute

Note: Fluorescence data sporadic due to sensor biofouling issues.

  • High Frequency Radar Observations
  • Available Dates & Sampling Intervals
Data Set Units Measured
Sea Surface Currents centimeters per second
   
Wave Height and Direction meters, degrees clockwise from true north
Data Set Available Dates Sampling Interval
Bodega Bay 12 MHz 05/02/2001 - present Hourly
Bodega Bay 5 MHz 02/03/2007 - present Hourly
Point Reyes 12 MHz 05/02/2001 - present Hourly
Gerstle Cove 12 MHz 05/02/2002 - present Hourly
Point Arena 5 MHz 06/15/2007 - present Hourly
     
Wave Height and Direction 12/2006 - present  
  • BML Mooring Observations
  • Available Dates & Sampling Intervals
Data Set Units Measured
Seawater Temperature degrees C
   
Salinity parts per thousand
   
Conductivity siemens per meter
   
Fluorescence voltage, micrograms/liter (ug/L)
   
Transmittance VDC
Data Set Available Dates Sampling Interval Format
Seawater Temperature 08/2004 - 01/4/2008   xls files, yearly archives
       
Salinity 08/2004 - 01/4/2008   xls files, yearly archives
       
Conductivity 08/2004 - 01/4/2008   xls files, yearly archives
       
Fluorescence/Transmittance 08/2004 - 01/4/2008   xls files, yearly archives
  • Cordell Bank Buoy Observations
  • Available Dates & Sampling Intervals
Data Set Units Measured
Conductivity siemens per meter
   
Salinity practical salinity units (psu)
   
Seawater Temperature degrees C
   
Fluorescence voltage, micrograms/liter (ug/L)
   
Transmittance nephelometric turbidity unit (NTU)
   
Wind  

Average Speed

meters/second

Instantaneous Peak Wind Speed

meters/second

Average Direction

degrees

Average Heading

degrees
   
Current  

Direction

millimeters/second

Magnitude

degrees
Data Set Available Dates
Conductivity 09/14/2007 - 11/06/2008*
04/22/2008 - 05/27/2008*
07/28/2008 - 09/10/2008
04/21/2009 - 01/26/2010
07/13/2010 - present
   
Salinity 09/14/2007 - 11/06/2007*
04/22/2008 - 05/27/2008*
07/28/2008 - 09/10/2008
04/21/2009 - 01/26/2010
07/13/2010 - present
   
Seawater temperature 05/08/2007 - 06/15/2007
09/14/2007 - 03/30/2008
04/22/2008 - 05/27/2008
07/28/2008 - 09/10/2008
04/21/2009 - 01/26/2010
07/13/2010 - present
   
Fluorescence 05/08/2007 - 06/15/2007*
04/22/2008 - 05/27/2008*
07/28/2008 - 09/10/2008*
04/21/2009 - 01/26/2010*
07/13/2010 - present
   
Transmittance 05/08/2007 - 06/15/2007*
04/22/2008 - 05/27/2008*
07/28/2008 - 09/10/2008
04/21/2009 - 01/26/2010*
07/13/2010 - present*
   
Wind values 05/08/2007 - 06/15/2007
06/29/2007 - 08/21/2007 *sporadic
08/28/2007 - 03/30/2008
   
Current values 05/08/2007 - 06/15/2007
08/28/2007 - 03/30/2007
 

*Some data abnormalities present: see metadata for detailed information about each dataset, including abnormalities or calibration information.

  • GFNMS Thermistor Strings
  • Available Dates & Sampling Intervals
Data Set Units Measured
Bodega Head Seawater Temperature degrees C
   
Southeast Farallon Island Seawater Temperature degrees C
   
Double Point Seawater Temperature degrees C
Data Set Available Dates
Bodega Head Seawater Temperature 06/26/2005 - 11/08/2005
11/21/2005 - 05/24/2006
06/12/2006 - 03/07/2007
04/23/2007 - 07/22/2007
07/31/2007 - 03/08/2008
080/6/2008 - 03/24/2009
04/06/2009 - present
   
Southeast Farallon Island Seawater Temperature 06/26/2005 - 11/08/2005
11/21/2005 - 02/19/2006
05/05/2006 - 10/17/2006
10/27/2006 - 03/09/2007
08/09/2007 - 03/07/2008
04/02/2008 - 08/01/2008
09/04/2008 - present
   
Double Point Seawater Temperature 06/04/2007 - 11/07/2007
08/07/2008 - 12/04/2008