Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

OASIS Mooring Data
M1 Contour CTD string Metsys plot - last 30 days

The top panels shows wind speed and direction measured at the buoy. When the sticks point down then the wind is blowing to the south, up is to the north. Southward blowing winds are upwelling favorable in that they force a layer of surface water to flow away from the coast causing subsurface water to replace this water near the coast. The subsurface water is colder. In response to southward blowing winds we usually see a cooling of the surface waters at this location.

MBARI provides these data "as is", with no warranty, express or implied, of the data quality or consistency. Data are provided without support and without obligation on the part of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute to assist in its use, correction, modification, or enhancement. Caution: real time data from current mooring deployments have NOT been quality controlled.

Ferret script for the Wind Stick Temperature plot
Ferret script for the Wind stick Salinity plot
Last updated: Tue 26 Sep 2006 21:51