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        Measurement of Physical Parameters

Cabrillo Point Buoy Physical oceanography is the study of the physical conditions and physical processes within the marine environment, especially the physical properties and motions of ocean waters. Physical parameters that are often monitored include temperature, salinity, oxygen, light, sea surface height and waves.

The Marine Life Observatory's collection of measurements of these physical parameters of ocean conditions off our shores are directed toward understanding how physical processes in the marine environment affect the ecological dynamics of the intertidal and subtidal zones of the Hopkins Marine Life Refuge and surrounding waters.

Salinity 1919-1964
Sea Surface Temperature
Seawater pH/temp/O2
Wave/Temperature Gauge
Weather Stations  
ocean wave