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Oceanographic Office, Washington, D.C. 20390 ATTN; Code 40



SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES



12. SPONSORING MILITARY ACTIVITY



U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office



13. ABSTRACT



NAVOCEANO conducted two oceanographic surveys in the ocean area off Point
Arguello, California, one in January and one in November-December 1964. The
primary purpose of the surveys was to investigate the currents of the area;
however, standard Nansen casts were taken, and bottom sediment and plankton
samples were obtained.

Parachute current drogues were principally used to describe current movement
off Point Arguello. A strong westerly flow along the northern portion of Santa
Barbara Channel was noted in the surface layers. A corresponding easterly
flowing current also was noted in the southern portion of the channel.

The major features of the surface flow appeared to be a counterclockwise
rotating eddy just off Point Arguello and a deflection of the California Current
due to the influence of Rodriquez Dome.



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OCEANOGRAPHY

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CALIFORNIA CURRENT SYSTEM

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