Posting on behalf of Rocky Geyer: These are near-surface velocity vectors from the WHOI REMUS at max ebb on May 4th in the north channel. Maximum ebb currents are well over 1 m/s. Lots of bathymetric steering, but some interesting free lateral shear zones as well.
Here is a composite image from 12 days of SWIFT drifter runs through the inlet spanning many different tide/wind/wave conditions. The color scale is the surface turbulence dissipation rate, which is generally correlated with strong wave-current interactions in the two channels. Preliminary turbulence metrics and bulk wind, wave, and current values are posted for each day at http://herschel.apl.washington.edu/darla/SWIFT/, along with an xls table listing available data. More to come!