Santa Barbara Coastal LTER - United States of America

The Santa Barbara Coastal LTER is located in the coastal zone of southern California near Santa Barbara. It is bounded by the steep east-west trending Santa Ynez Mountains and coastal plain to the north and the unique Northern Channel Islands archipelago to the south. Point Conception, where the coast of California returns to a north to south orientation, lies at the western boundary, and the Santa Clara River marks its eastern edge.The site lies on the active boundary of the Pacific Oceanic Plate and the North American Continental Plate. High levels of tectonic activity have created dramatic elevation gradients in both the terrestrial and the underwater landscapes of the site. The Santa Barbara Channel includes some of the deepest ocean basins known on the continental shelf along with remarkable submarine canyons and escarpments.

Identifier
Source https://deims.org/dbd399ed-9c26-4621-b479-7ab505c8aa35
Related Identifier https://deims.org/geoserver/deims/wms?service=WMS&version=1.1.0&request=GetMap&layers=deims:deims_all_sites&styles=&bbox=-180,-90,180,90&width=768&height=363&srs=EPSG:4326&format=application/openlayers
Metadata Access https://deims.org/api/sites/dbd399ed-9c26-4621-b479-7ab505c8aa35
Provenance
Creator Robert Miller
Publisher Long-Term Ecosystem Research in Europe
Contributor DEIMS-SDR Site and Dataset registry deims.org
Publication Year 2012
Rights No conditions apply to access and use; Data collected under the auspices of the SBC LTER are available to the public after primary publication, or at most two years after the completion of the study unless proprietary restrictions are warranted.
OpenAccess true
Representation
Language English
Format text/html
Discipline Biogeochemistry; Biology; Biospheric Sciences; Chemistry; Ecology; Geology; Geosciences; Geospheric Sciences; Life Sciences; Natural Sciences
Spatial Coverage (-119.842W, 34.413S, -119.842E, 34.413N)