NOTE: This information may be helpful to anyone taking water samples along the coast of Florida.
Monitoring the Gulf of Mexico Conditions During the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, NOAA, August 1-31, 2010:
The map below shows simulated trajectories of 50 synthetic drifters released daily in the location of the Deepwater Horizon since April 20, 2010. The pathways of the synthetic drifters are shown in blue. The yellow shading and arrows show the scalar and vector currents, respectively, at the ocean surface. Ocean currents used for these simulations are daily outputs of the IASNFS NCOM model (Navy Coastal Ocean Model).