Throwback… Wednesday? Airborne IR perspective of flow past Pt Sal from the pilot experiment

For a little airborne perspective on the flow around Point Sal I’ve posted this time series of IR orbital flights around the point that we flew in 2015. You’ll note several interesting features including: strong southward flow; turbulent surface flow over the submerged bathymetry just off of the point; several cooler rip plumes north of the point; and a convergent (and eastward propagating) front just offshore of the rips.