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Currents on the shelf

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by shearmar on 30-07-2009
Section of east/west (top) and north/south (bottom) currents on the Oregon shelf

Section of east/west (top) and north/south (bottom) currents on the Oregon shelf

Our first ADCP (acoustic Doppler current profiler) velocity section across the shelf (east/west currents above and north/south currents below). The section runs east/west from 124 W to about 124 38.5W along 45 8.4N. You can see the southward (blues) flowing coastal upwelling jet at the surface on the shallow end (centered around the 40 m isobath), and *lots* of surface poleward (yellows and reds) flow spanning most of the shelf. I have a feeling we’ll be chasing the dye to the north …

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Margaret on 3 August, 2009 at 1:40 pm #
    

Are you guys still out there? No followups in 4+ days! We want more!


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