Perpetual Ocean

From June 2005 to December 2007, tens of thousands of ocean surface currents around the world were recorded by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre. These observations were combined to construct an ocean model which was published as a three minute movie to visualize ocean circulations.

Due to the limited resolution, only the larger eddies are visible in this movie and they appear much smoother than they are in real life. Nevertheless, the visualization offers a fascinating and realistic view of both the order and chaos of the swirling flows that circulate in Earth’s oceans.

Courtesy of NASA/SVS

Authored by Shan Jiang, PhD student, Biogeochemistry Research Group, TCD Geography

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