The vector mean current and the current ellipse (calculated
from lowpassed observations) at each station are plotted
in plan view for the ADCP observations obtained at 15 m and
nearbottom (bottom bin, see
Table). In these figures the mean current is shown as
a red arrow that originates at the station location (blue
triangles) and points in the direction of the current flow.
The length of the current arrow is proportional to the current
magnitude; the scale has been chosen so that the length of
the arrow is also the distance a water particle would travel
in one day at map scale. The lowfrequency current is plotted
as an ellipse centered at the end of the current arrow. The
vector mean wind stress and lowfrequency wind stress ellipse
are plotted in a similar format (in gray). The strength of
the lowfrequency fluctuations changes character about February
10, 2000 (see Time Series
Plots). Figures are provided for the entire deployment
period (December 1999 to April 2000), and for the period December
1999 to February 10, 2000, and for the period February 10,
2000 to April 2000.
Time period: Entire deployment
Mean current and lowfrequency current ellipse at 15 m
Nearbottom mean current and lowfrequency current ellipse
Time period: Beginning of deployment to February 10, 2000
Mean current and lowfrequency current ellipse at 15 m
Nearbottom mean current and lowfrequency current ellipse
Time period: February 10, 2000 to end of deployment
Mean current and lowfrequency current ellipse at 15 m
Nearbottom current and lowfrequency current ellipse
