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U.S. Geological Survey Oceanographic Time-Series Data Collection

Oceanographic measurements-- Gulf of Farallones, California, 1989-1998

Description: Three moorings were deployed for one year on the continental slope off San Francisco CA to monitor the flow of water and suspended materials through this region of the coastal ocean. This program was
supported by the EPA in part to monitor the transport of material dredged from San Francisco Bay within and through to their newlY established deep-water disposal site.

Duration: May-Oct 1989; Jul-Aug 1990; Nov 1997 -Nov 1998

USGS Principal Investigator: Marlene Noble

Collaborators: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)


Noble, M. A., Ramp, S. R. and Kinoshita, K., 1992, Current patterns over the shelf and slope adjacent to the Gulf of the Farallones: Executive Summary. U. S. Geological Survey Open File Report 92-382, 28 p.

Kinoshita, K., Noble, M., and Ramp, S.R., 1993, The Farallones Moored Array data report: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 93-11, 116 p.

Field Activity Reports: 1989-009-FA, 1989-031-FA, 1990-015-FA, 1997-045-FA, 1998-047-FA.

Revision History

  • August 2015 fixed longitude on 335
  • Original publication prior to 2006

Please use the following citation when referencing this dataset:

Noble, M.A. ,Ferriera, J.T., Oceanographic Measurements--  Gulf of Farallons, California, 1989-1998:  U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Data Access

table imageCatalog of Data

Catalog of Data Averaged to Hourly

Data Access via THREDDS (EPIC)

Data Access via THREDDS (CF)

Station Locations


For more detail about the measurements collected at each site, browse FARALLONES.kml (using Google Earth).

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