[Coral-List] Re: More on the same story

Richard Stumpf Richard.Stumpf at noaa.gov
Tue Aug 5 14:24:36 EDT 2003

Concerning the plume of water moving down the west Florida shelf:
Water from the Mississippi River has been carried along the Loop Current
for the last several months.  In early July a new pulse of Mississippi
River water was pulled into the Loop Current.  This produced the chlorophyll
band that has been attributed to the Piney Point barge. The chlorophyll band 
starts north of Tampa Bay and originates in the high chlorophyll water 
created in the northern Gulf of Mexico by the outflow of 
the Mississippi and Mobile Rivers.  

Richard P. Stumpf, Ph.D.                       phone:  301-713-3028 x173
NOAA National Ocean Service                      fax:  301-713-4388
Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment
1305 East-West Highway, N/SCI1 rm 9115		
Silver Spring, MD 20910	                       email:  richard.stumpf at noaa.gov

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