A drift bottle study of the southern Monterey Bay
Reise, Jeffrey Alan
Thompson, Warren C.
Leipper, Dale Frederick
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2100 drift bottles were dropped at five stations in southern Monterey Bay twice per drop day over a period of 14 months. ^7 .7% (1002) were recovered. Over 99% of the recoveries were made in the bay. The indicated circulation in the southern bay agrees with models driven by wind stress and momentum transfer from the offshore ocean currents. A significant difference was found between the morning and afternoon drops with the morning drop returns being larger and found closer to the drop point. The afternoon returns were more widely dispersed in the direction of the ocean-driven component of the coastal current. The diurnal variation of the bottle returns is attributed to the diurnal Seabreeze regime. The predominant northwest winds, modified by the Seabreeze, appear to generate a counterclockwise circulation along the coast in the southern end of the bay. The drift bottles seem to follow the coastal portion of the Garcia (1971) model of the oceandriven component of the circulation. This is counterclockwise with the California Current flowing offshore and clockwise when the Davidson Current flows. Current velocities appear to be between 0.2 and 0.^ knots.
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