SIO Pier Sampling Station

Scripps Pier
32° 52.0′ N, 117° 15.5′ W
Surface: 1916-present
Bottom: 1925-present
Temperature, Salinity

Aquarists and volunteers from Birch Aquarium at Scripps take daily temperature and salinity samples from the end of the Scripps Pier at the sea surface and near the bottom at a depth of about 5 meters. The proximity of Scripps Pier to the deep waters at the head of La Jolla submarine canyon results in data quite representative of oceanic conditions. Scripps Pier is a total of 1084 ft. long (330.4 M) and 22.5 ft. wide for most of it’s length. However it is 46.0 ft. wide at the end where the lab/pump house structure is situated with the west wall standing 88.0 ft. from the end of the pier (=996 ft. from the shore). The orientation is 277 / 97 degrees magnetic, 14 degrees East variation. The deck of the pier is 33.5 ft. above Mean Low Low Water (MLLW).

Recent Temperature at SIO Pier Shore Station – Surface (Unverified)

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Recent Temperature at SIO Pier Shore Station – Bottom (Unverified)

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Temperature at SIO Pier Shore Station – Surface (Verified)

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

Scripps Pier measurements collected by the Birch Aquarium at Scripps staff and volunteers. 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.

SIO Pier sampling well

 

 

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

Surface data: 1916 to present
Bottom data (5m depth): 1925 to present

Before downloading the data please fill out our data access form below.

Access Form


SIO Temperature (.xls)


SIO Temperature (.txt)


SIO Salinity (.xls)


SIO Salinity (.txt)

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