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Ocean current flows
Ocean current flows on a flat map of the world from 10-Jan-2005 through 2006. Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio (MP4, 60.7 MB).
Ocean current flows
Ocean current flows on a flat map of the world from 10-Jan-2005 through 2006. Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio (MP4, 60.7 MB).

Flat Map Flows with SST

[10-Feb-2011] This visualization shows ocean current flows on a flat map of the world from 10-Jan-2005 through 2006. The flows are colored by sea surface temperatures; blue shades indicate cooler water while yellows and reds are warmer. Each second that passes in the visualization represent approximately 2.5 days.
This visualization was produced using model output from the joint MIT/JPL project: Estimating the Circulation and Climate of the Ocean, Phase II or ECCO2. ECCO2 uses the MIT general circulation model (MITgcm) to synthesize satellite and in-situ/ data of the global ocean and sea-ice at resolutions that begin to resolve ocean eddies and other narrow current systems, which transport heat and carbon in the oceans.
This visualization was created in support of the 2011 UNESCO conference in Paris, France. View still images in this collection at NASA SVS.
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