Using ocean current models provided by the OurOcean group at JPL, we created an animated GIF, which shows where objects starting near the Farallons on the afternoon Jim disappeared would drift over the next 13 days. Relevant satellite and aerial imagery were obtained 2.6, 4.8, 5.1, and 5.8 days after the adopted zero point in time (Jan 29, 00:00 GMT). We are now reanalyzing the imagery that covers the convergence zones in the current models.
The JHU group
Note: In addition to the movie, we have added the data as suggested by Igor Carron