Granite Canyon Sampling Station

Granite Canyon
36° 25.9′ N, 121° 55′ W
1971-present
Temperature, Salinity

Personnel of the Marine Pollution Studies Lab at Granite Canyon in Big Sur take daily temperature and salinity samples off the rocks near the water intake for the laboratory, and return the salinity samples to Scripps once a month for analysis. This sampling site is considered to be a good representative of the spring-summer upwelling that is typical of the central California coast.

Please credit use of this data in publications, presentations, or proposals as follows:

Granite Canyon (Big Sur) measurements collected by the Marine Pollution Studies Lab. Data provided by the Shore Stations Program sponsored at Scripps Institution of Oceanography by California State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways. Contact: shorestation@ucsd.edu.

Granite Canyon Sampling Station

Verified time series are available in .TXT or .XLS format.

Surface data: 1971-present

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Granite Canyon Temperature (.xls)


Granite Canyon Temperature (.txt)


Granite Canyon Salinity (.xls)


Granite Canyon Salinity (.txt)

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