CalCOFI's sampling area has evolved over the +60 years of the program. The 66 standard station pattern in the SCB has the best coverage since 1949. The current 75 station pattern, 66 standard + 9 SCCOOS 20m stations, was implemented in 2004. Using perimeter station positions and several coastal station reference positions, here is the estimated sampling surface area using Google Maps Area Calculator:
CalCOFI Sampling Area
55263.19 square nautical miles
|Download KML File Here
(refer to the map for points, download the KML for the actual positions used). Please note that island area has not been excluded.
Station Position KML Here