A Study on Hydrographic Conditions and Salt Budget Calculation for the Gulf of Farallones with the Data Collected in August 1990
Collins, Curtis A.
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The circulation pattern observed in the Gulf of Farallones on 5-10 August 1990 was a cyclonic system of flow. Water entered the Gulf from south of the Farallon Islands and left the Gulf between Pt. Reyes and the Farallon Islands. This pattern is confirmed by a satellite image which indicates a tongue of warm water penetrating into the Gulf from offshore as well as the increasing salinity and density along a shallow salinity minimum in this area. This cyclonic flow was also observed by previous current meter moorings in and near the Gulf. Note that this circulation would provide a return flow to balance offshore flow which has been observed at Pt. Reyes.
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