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Currents were obtained from four models: NOAA Gulf of Mexico, NavO/NCOM , NRL/IASNFS, and NC St./SABGOM. Each includes Loop Current dynamics. Gulf wide winds were obtained from the gridded NCEP product.
The model was initialized from June 10/11 satellite imagery analysis and a June 11 CG/NOAA overflight. The leading edge may contain tarballs that are not readily observable from the imagery (hence not included in the model