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Surface Current Mapping

Interface to HFRADAR Derived Surface Currents

Layers OI 6km, Hourly
OI Stream Function
OI Velocity Potential
OI Error Ellipses
Raw 6km, Hourly
Raw 6km, 25-hr Avg
HF RADAR Sites


Surface Currents

Colorbar for RTV's
Units: cm/s

Auxiliary Layers

Colorbar for Auxiliary layers
Units: m2/s

    Auxiliary Layers Colorbar Description

  • Stream function: Red indicates counter-clock wise rotation, blue indicates clockwise rotation.
  • Velocity potential: Red indicates upwelling, blue indicates downwelling.
COCMP Logo California Coastal Conservancy

Ocean current maps are a product of the Coastal Ocean Currents Monitoring Program (COCMP). The project is funded by California State Coastal Conservancy and the State Water board with resources from California Clean Water, Clean Air, Safe Neighborhood Parks, and Coastal Protection Act of 2002 and the Water Security, Clean Drinking Water, Coastal and Beach Protection Act of 2002. COCMP is managed by the California State Coastal Conservancy.

Disclaimer: This map has been automatically generated and is provied as-is. It has not undergone proper quality assurance / quality control procedures. No warranty is either expressed or implied. Map content is subject to change without notice. Please contact the providers of this data to ensure accurate values before making any critical judgements.

SoCal Map