An Amazing Visualization of the Ocean's Surface Temperature

By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

Data from NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory reveals how ocean currents are powered by changing temperatures throughout the year. The model traces the interconnected streams around the world:

As the animation focuses on various locations of the world ocean we see the major current systems e.g. the Agulhas current, Brazil current, Gulf Stream, Pacific Equatorial current, Kuroshio current. The small scale eddy structure is resolved and evident.

Via Climate Adaptation

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http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/06/an-amazing-visualization-of-the-oceans-surface-temperature/258848/