Sorry for the late post, but… Thursday May 17 was the last day of SIO drifter releases. Again weather (rain and potential T-storms) cut the releases short and we only did two releases. Both releases were during ebb tide and were generally similar (thus only the first is examined in detail here) but novel compared to previous releases during ebb … Read More
The attached video shows a 17 minute series of 10 second averaged images from the thermal IR cameras on the APLUW/OSU tower. Brighter shades indicate relatively warmer temperatures. The high tide was approximately 2 hours prior to the movie. Note the strong northward flow which bends into the inlet and intersects a cooler front in the main channel.