Funded by the Coastal Impact Assistance Program of the National Fish and Wildlife Service through the State of Mississippi Department of Marine Resources
MS. R 746: Acquiring Real-time Continuous Surface Circulation Data in the Mississippi Sound in Support of Resource Management and Environmental Quality.
The mean currents from 10/25/13-01/01/14 with at least 20 days of observations. The green diamonds are the CODAR stations at Pass Christian, MS and Gulfport MS. The region covers an area of oyster reefs in the Mississippi Sound.
Variance ellipses from data taken between 10/25/13 and 1/1/2014. Except for the eastern side, the variance ellipses tend to align along bathymetry. Offshore of the mouth of the bay the variance ellipses show that the main current fluctuations are oriented into and out f the bay rather than across the mouth.