CDIP Model and processing
Information on methods and algorithms used by CDIP are available
The model applies only to the mainland coast, and is not run for the
Santa Barbara Channel Islands.
Determination of MOP Sites for SBC LTER
Model data are available for pre-determined sites ("MOP"
sites). A web tool provided by CDIP (available as of mid 2011) for
locating the MOP site nearest to a lat-log pair for coastal
California, and was used to locate appropriate MOP sites for SBC
reefs.Each SBC reef has 2 - 10 transects, and we located the closest
MOP site to each SBC transect. In total, there are 17 MOP sites
reported here, or 1 to 4 MOP sites for each of SBC's nine mainland
reefs. Geographic information shows the SBC transects that apply to
each MOP site.
Through 2010, data were available in large, bulk downloads via
database queries. Data through 2010 for these 17 MOP sites were
downloaded to a local database for aggregation. Raw data included
several other modeled products in addition to significant wave
height and mean period. Contact SBC LTER for more information.
Data storage and text export
Database views generated for daily and monthly averages of Hs and
Tp. Averaging is based on sample time, in UTC. Views were queried
and exported as comma-separated text tables using psql. More
information can be found by contacting the SBC information manager
(see contact field)