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Manual Shore Stations

Latitude:34° 24.30’ N
Longitude:119° 41.52’ W
Measurements Taken
Santa Barbara Shore Station

Each morning, Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol personnel record the surface water temperature from their boat dock at the west end of the harbor. The harbor enjoys good tidal circulation and the sample is taken before the sun can exert a warming effect, so these temperatures should be representative of the coastal waters.

Temperature plot for Santa Barbara Shore Station
Please note: manual shore station data is updated periodically, not continuously. As a result, the SCCOOS data repository may lag behind the actual data collection. Thank you for your patience.
Special thanks to the SIO Manual Shore Stations program for providing data and information about these studies. For further information, please visit the SIO Manual Shore Stations website at

SoCal Map