Dynamic Earth - Ocean Currents

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    Winds bear down on the ocean to create surface currents, seen here swirling off the coast of Florida in this NASA-created image, a still capture from a 4-minute excerpt of "Dynamic Earth: Exploring Earth's Climate Engine," a fulldome, high-resolution movie playing at planetariums around the world.

    The excerpt explores the fundamental power of the sun and how its energy drives the climate on Earth, and is made up entirely of new visualizations -- created by NASA Goddard's Scientific Visualization Studio -- that illustrate NASA satellite and model data of a coronal mass ejection from the sun, Earth's magnetic fields, and winds and ocean currents circulating around our planet.

    To see the full, narrated excerpt, go to: youtu.be/ujBi9Ba8hqs

    These visualizations were recently accepted to be shown at the SIGGRAPH 2012 computer animation conference. To read more about this, go to:

    www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/dynamic-earth.html

    The excerpt was also the basis for the 100th story released through the Scientific Visualization Studio's iPad app, called NASA Visualization Explorer. To see the app story in web form and to download the app, go to:

    svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a010900/a010984/

    Alina Dorzbächer, Abeille .. ♥, and 69 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Reconstructing Light 34 months ago | reply

      !!!!!! What an image!!!!!!

    2. dodagp 34 months ago | reply

      Looks like a wonderful abstract !!!!
      Gorgeous pattern !!!!

    3. HI Digital Image Library 34 months ago | reply

      Love it! We have used your photo as the second image in our article. www.mutualresponsibility.org/clouds-in-my-coffee

    4. massimopaolini 30 months ago | reply

      Great image. I used it on my post Google Analytics Enhanced Link Attribution. The post will be published on November 14, 2012.

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