NorCalCurrents: About NorCalCurrents
Data Access for NorCalCurrents
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California-Wide Current Maps

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Central and Northern California Current Data

File Format

The data are available in ASCII format. Each file represents a grid of current measurements averaged over an hour. Each row contains the data for a single point on the grid. The following data types are contain in the columns that comprise each row:

  • Longitude and Latitude
  • Current speed and direction vectors (north-south (U) and east-west components)
  • Error Flags  
  • Statistics (U and V Standard Deviation, Covariance) 
  • X and Y Grid Coordinates
  • Range, Bearing, Velocity, and Direction 
  • Antenna site that contributed to data