discuss specific features, here is a
blow-up of the area around the moorings (A1-A3, and B1-B3) and Marguerite
Bay. You can see that the currents are usually quite weak except for the
coastal current, and the northward currents along the shelf break.
|The flow seems
to go into Marguerite Bay in the north and
exit in the south. This
circulation is consistent with the paths of near-surface drifters (drogued to
15 m depth: Beardsley and Limeburner, WHOI) and with a numerical model of the
coastal circulation (Klinck, ODU).