Trinidad Sampling Station

41°03.6’N, 124°08.9’W (Beach)
41°03.3’N, 124°08.8’W (Bay)
1975-present (beach)
1973-present (bay)
Temperature, Salinity (beach only)

Measurements are made at the Humboldt State University Marine Laboratory, located on the rocky headland between the Pacific Ocean and Trinidad Bay. Bay temperature is measured from the fishing pier on the lee or southeast side of the headland. Ocean temperature and salinity samples are taken from the beach on the northwest side. Salinity samples are returned to Scripps once a month for analysis. Except during periods of heavy runoff, salinity values from the coast and the bay are nearly identical.

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

Trinidad temperature measurements and salinity samples collected by staff at Humboldt State University Marine Laboratory. Data provided by the Shore Stations Program, sponsored at Scripps Institution of Oceanography by California State Parks and Recreation, Division of Boating and Waterways, Award C1670003. Contact:


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

Surface data:
1975-present (beach)
1973-present (bay)

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

Access Form

Trinidad Temperature Readme

Trinidad Temperature (.xls)

Trinidad Temperature (.txt)

Trinidad Salinity (.xls)

Trinidad Salinity (.txt)

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