Data are mean significant wave height and wave period (averaged daily
and monthly) for 17 CDIP MOP model-output sites on the mainland coast
of Santa Barbara County, which are nearest to the nine mainland SBC
LTER reefs. Data were obtained from the Coastal Data Information
Program (CDIP) MOP system (MOnitoring and Prediction). The sampling
period is usually 30 mintes of each hour, and data are reported hourly
by CDIP. These data represent aggregates of a subset of the publically
available CDIP product "MOP Alongshore Sea and Swell
Predictions". (http://cdip.ucsb.edu). This dataset is planned to
be ongoing. All times are UTC.
From http://cdip.ucsb.edu: The Coastal Data Information Program (CDIP)
is a research group at Scripps Institution of Oceanography that
monitors coastal waves and nearshore sand levels on regional scales.
CDIP maintains a network of optimally-placed, directional wave buoys
from San Diego to Eureka. The buoy measurements are used to initialize
a high spatial resolution (100m x 100m) linear spectral wave
propagation model. The resulting hourly hindcasts and nowcasts of CA
coastal wave conditions have a level of accuracy that is not possible
with more traditional wind-wave generation models that are initialized
with modeled wind fields.