The Davidson Current Lives

MPC released its drifter on Nov 14 in Monterey Bay. In the 2.5 months since release, it drifted south, nearly to the latitude of Pt Conception. Then, with the onset of winter storms and the presumable winter-time emergence of the Davidson Current (the slow, northward flowing current that replaces the California Current in the winter months), it has reversed direction and flowed northwards. It now lies farther north than we released it.

One Response to The Davidson Current Lives

  1. Deidre Sullivan February 9, 2010 at 4:52 pm #

    I am amazed that the drifter has survived our winter storms. On first sight of the drifter path, I thought this was a graph of the progress on health care reform.

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