Global Sea Surface Currents and Temperature [hd video]

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This visualization shows sea surface current flows. The flows are colored by corresponding sea surface temperature data. This visualization is rendered for display on very high resolution devices like hyperwalls or for print media.

This visualization was produced using NASA/JPL's computational model called Estimating the Circulation and Climate of the Ocean, Phase II or ECCO2. ECCO2 is high resolution model of the global ocean and sea-ice. ECCO2 attempts to model the oceans and sea ice to increasingly accurate resolutions that begin to resolve ocean eddies and other narrow-current systems which transport heat and carbon in the oceans.The ECCO2 model simulates ocean flows at all depths, but only surface flows are used in this visualization.

Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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  1. ∙ мake it ғuиky ∙ 36 months ago | reply


    ._. thank you nasa

  2. ∙ мake it ғuиky ∙ 36 months ago | reply

    its impressive! ..the marine vortex will create storms ?

  3. petrus.13 36 months ago | reply

    eccezionale ed interessante

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  4. AnnWhit 36 months ago | reply


  5. mc_razza 36 months ago | reply

    Hypnotic and very interesting.

  6. Salaatti 36 months ago | reply


  7. thepretenda 36 months ago | reply

    stunning quality in the data!

  8. dodagp 36 months ago | reply

    Striking !!!

  9. peripecio 36 months ago | reply

    I've made an interactive planet in wich one can play with sea currents with a simple fluid simulation.

  10. AniaRami 36 months ago | reply

    I thought the Gulf Stream would be much stronger than that.

  11. I is 36 months ago | reply

    co colourfull

  12. proud2bpoz 28 months ago | reply

    Fascinating. Thank you for sharing. Any current models past 2008?

  13. Blog Energía Sostenible 12 months ago | reply

    Amazing video!!!
    It has been included in a post dedicated to explain in general and basic terms what is the marine current power.

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