Here is a really neat film illustrating the amazing surface flow patterns of the oceans. The footage is generated from simulations of a NASA ocean circulation model. Eddy swirls and current flow lines are beautifully visualized (some have noted a similarity to van Gogh’s Starry Night). The most striking patterns of the global ocean circulation include the Gulf Stream, Agulhas rings, and the Kuroshio Current.
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