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Antarctica
Animation of circulation around the ice shelves of Antarctica. Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio (MP4, 80.2 MB).
Antarctica
Animation of circulation around the ice shelves of Antarctica. Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio (MP4, 80.2 MB).

Circulation of Ocean Currents West of Antarctica

[25-Apr-2012] This animation shows the circulation of ocean currents around the western Antarctic ice shelves. The shelves are indicated by the rainbow color; red is thicker (>550m), while blue is thinner (<200m). The ocean flow runs from the surface to 900 m, colored white at the surface and fading to light blue at depth, and is based on the ECCO2 model over a representative two-month period.
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