In studying the processes controlling particle distrbution of fine sediments over the continental shelf, the height, structure and
dynamics of the bottom boundary layer must be better understood. The Sediment Transport Events on Shelves and Slopes (STRESS)
program provides a comprehensive set of data over the bottom half of the water column at the 90m and the 130m isobaths along the
northern California continental shelf during the winters of 1988-89 and 1990-91.
This report presents the STRESS salinity, temperature, velocity, wave characteristics and attenuation data. The report describes
the processing, provides plots and tables of the data and corresponding statistics for evaluation of the data, and documents
the data fies. The combined set of moored and tripod mounted instrument measurements provides integrated, hourly-averaged
profiles of the lower half of the water column at the four sites which can be used for analysis and modeling purposes.