Water Level Variations along California Coast

by Raymond A. Smith, Oceanographer; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Survey, Rockville, Md.,
Robert J. Leffler, Oceanographer; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Survey, Rockville, Md.,


Serial Information: Journal of the Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Division, 1980, Vol. 106, Issue 3, Pg. 335-348


Document Type: Journal Paper

Discussion: O'Brien Morrough P. (See full record)
Closure: (See full record)

Abstract: Daily, monthly, yearly, and long-term variations in sea level relative to land, and highest water levels are examined at 15 locations along the California coast. The longest, uninterrupted, set of tidal measurements (1854-1978) in the United States are at the Golden Gate. Such a series is invaluable in long-term sea level variation studies and storm frequency analysis. Maximum expected heights with time for the Golden Gate are computed and graphed. Graphs displaying the highest water level each month for the period 1933 through 1977 for four widely distributed long-term stations in California indicate the frequency of occurrence and maximum vertical heights.

Subject Headings: Water level | Sea water | Sea level | Tides | Frequency distribution | Frequency analysis | Storms | North America | United States | California

Services: Buy this book/Buy this article

 

Return to search