Dissipation around Pt Sal

Here’s a quick work up of the SWIFT drifts around Pt Sal from the previous few days. ¬†The drifts are all southwards (releases are at the northernmost points for each track), and the color scale is the log10 of the TKE dissipation rate averaged over the upper 5 m. ¬†Looks like there is a region of high dissipation were the flow separates around the headland and changes direction.

Dissipation rates from SWIFTs drifting past Pt Sal