Thanks to Kirk Ireson for managing the fleet of drifters. Dave Farrar, Shane Anderson, and Kirk Ireson were always willing to release-and-catch drifters with the UCSB “Fish” boats. The processed HF radar data were supplied by Brian Emery and Libe Washburn. Pierre Poulain was instrumental in development of the current meter–equipped drifter. This research was supported by the Minerals Management Service, U.S. Department of Interior, under MMS Agreement 1435-01-00-CA-31063, TO 18212. The views and conclusions that are contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies, either expressed or implied, of the U.S. Government.
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