La Jolla Internal Tide Experiment

Investigations of tides in a submarine canyon

The La Jolla Internal Tide Experiment (LaJIT) is a student-led initiative to study the dynamics and mixing that occur within the La Jolla Canyon System just offshore of La Jolla, CA.

Data from a 7-day shipboard survey of the region, 3 months of data from 3 moorings along the canyon axis, and one full year of records from a WireWalker profiler from the head of the canyon are used to characterize the internal wave climate and its variability under variable stratification and forcing conditions, and to understand the associated mixing dynamics.