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Natural and Human Impacts on Monterey Bay California
(aka The State of Monterey Bay)



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Anomalies have been created from 3 stations in Monterey Bay, coastal station C1, mid-bay station Mooring1, and outer bay station Mooring 2, see mapData processing notes.
P h y s i c a l
Physical Anomalies
C h e m i c a l
Time series chemical anomalies
B i o l o g i c a l
Time series biological anomalies
S o c i o - E c o n o m i c
Time series biological anomalies

Data Processing:

  • Daily averages for the shipboard data were calculated from the major stations C1, Mooring1, Mooring2.
  • Interpolation, using the Stineman algorithm, gridded the daily averaged shipboard data into 14-day intervals.
  • Moving averages were calculated for the shipboard data using a 9-point running mean on the interpolated data.
  • Annual means were calculated for the 14 day data (~2 averages per month) which resulted in a total of 26 means per year.
  • Anomalies were calculated by subtracting the binned mean for the period from the moving average.
  • Agricultural Employment data are from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) database and represent Monterey and Santa Cruz counties.  Agriculture employment represents crop and animal production as well as hunting, fishing, and trapping.  The data are monthly averages with a 4.2 point moving average applied.  The anomalies were calculated by subtracting the monthly data from the monthly average.