NorCalCurrents_data access

Data Access for NorCalCurrents

San Francisco Bay Data:

Central Coast Data:


Additional CeNCOOS/COCMP Data

Central California


Año Nuevo


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 Latitudennnn
  • • 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