Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System (website)
SCCOOS brings together coastal observations in the Southern California Bight to provide information necessary to address issues in climate change, ecosystem preservation and management, coastal water quality, maritime operations, coastal hazards and national security.
In 2004, CalCOFI added 9 SCCOOS stations to the standard 66 station pattern. Stations are typically positioned on the 20m isobath. On each station, a CTD Rosette is deployed measuring temperature, salinity, oxygen, fluorescence, transmittance, nitrate and PAR. CTD-rosette 10L bottles are closed at 5m depth intervals (~4: 1, 5, 10, 15) isolating seawater for analysis of salinity, dissolved oxygen, chlorophyll-a, and nutrients. Data for these measurements can be found in individual hydrographic data reports starting in 2004. HPLC, POM, TOC and Size Fractionation are also measured at these stations by our CCE-LTER affiliate. These data are located on the Ocean Informatics DataZoo website. A Bongo net is also towed at every SCCOOS station and zooplankton displacement volumes are reported in the data reports.
- SCCOOS Stations on Google maps (www.sccoos.org/kml/calcofi_sccoos.kml)