Santa Barbara Sampling Station

Santa Barbara
34° 24.2′ N, 119° 41.6′ W

Each morning Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol personnel record the surface water temperature from their boat dock at the west end of the harbor. Exchange from tidal circulation in the harbor is high, and the sample is taken before solar warming is evident, so the recorded temperatures should be representative of coastal waters.

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

Santa Barbara temperature measurements collected by the City of Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol. Data provided by the Shore Stations Program sponsored at Scripps Institution of Oceanography by California State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways. Contact:

Santa Barbara Sampling Station

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

Surface data: 1955-present

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Santa Barbara Temperature (.xls)

Santa Barbara Temperature (.txt)

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