Ocean Wave Swell Predictions for the South and Central California Coast from the Coastal Data Information Program
Entry ID: SIO_CCS_CDIP_CALSWELLMODEL

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Summary
Abstract: The Coastal Data Information Program of Scripps Institution of
Oceanography's Center for Coastal Studies provides experimental swell
predictions for the California coast from Pt. Loma in the south (San
Diego) to Pt. Arena in the north (north of San Francisco). The
predictions are intended for general oceanographic interest only.

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 40.0   S: -32.0   E: -117.0   W: -125.0

Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 200m
Longitude Resolution: 200m
ISO Topic Category
Use Constraints The model predictions are experimental only. The swell height
estimates are for swell waves arriving from outside the islands.
Local wind can generate seas that will result in larger and steeper
waves than these estimates may indicate.
Originating Center
Data Center
Coastal Data Information Program, Integrative Oceanography Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://cdip.ucsd.edu

Data Center Personnel
Name: COASTAL DATA INFORMATION PROGRAM
Phone: (619) 534-4333
Fax: (619) 534-0300
Email: www at cdip.ucsd.edu
Contact Address:
University of California, San Diego
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Center for Coastal Studies
9500 Gilman Drive
City: La Jolla
Province or State: California
Postal Code: 92093-0209
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: Online (WWW)
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov
Publications/References
O'Reilly & Guza. A Comparison of two spectral wave models in the
So. Cal. Bight. Coastal Engineering, 1993, v19, p263-282.
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-08-07
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