Sand City Cameras

These two cameras provide hourly snapshot and timex images of the surf zone northward and southward from Sand City, CA. They are elevated approximately 18.7 meters off the ground on a tower located within the grounds of the Monterey Regional Water Polution Control Agency's Wastewater Treatment Plant along Del Monte Beach.

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Snapshot Images from Sand City Cameras

Timex Images from Sand City Cameras

Rectified Timexes from Sand City Cameras

Sample Pixel Time Series Data

Pixel Locations in Camera Images

These data were retrieved from a single pixel location, near the shoreline, in each camera image. Pixel intensities were stored at the rate noted above each spectral plot. When conditions warrant, time series of this type are stored from multiple locations as shown in the sample images below. Such data sets can be used to estimate surface flow velocities and calculate frequency directional spectra of the waves. Below, the individual pixel storage points are marked as red asterisks, with each above-plotted location also circled in blue.

Last Reviewed: March 2005
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