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SEA SURFACE CURRENTS > Particle Trajectories

These plots are derived from high frequency radar observations and show particle tracks over time for the areas offshore of San Francisco and Central California. A representation of flow at the sea surface, particle trajectories, or "tracks", indicate the motion of particles at a point in the water and the position at which those particles will arrive over a distinct period of time.

These surface current trajectory products are courtesy of the Naval Postgraduate School, for more information see CenCalCurrents.org.

SF Outer Gate Particle Trajectories
Static plot, last 24 hours: San Francisco (offshore) region surface current trajectories. Tracks start at the blue "X" and end at red symbol, "tails" represent 6 hrs.