Ocean Current Flows in the Mediterranean Sea[10-Feb-2011] This visualization shows ocean current flows in the Mediterranean Sea and Eastern Atlantic from 16-Feb-2005 through 16-Jan-2006. Each second that passes in the visualization is equivalent to about 2.75 days. The colors of the flows represent depth: white flows occur near the surface while deeper flows are blue. 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 the full-size version at NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio. Original Media »
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