A new view of the Gulf of Mexico

These figures are highest-resolution maps of the observed Gulf of Mexico surface currents created to date, revealing a number of important features. They were formed by gathering together a large set of surface drifters–3762 trajectories spanning 27 years and more than a different dozen experiments. How one averages the data in time turns out to be important. See the poster for details on the creation of this dataset, soon to be publicly released.