Here is another beautiful movie showing ocean fluid patterns (previous post here). This time we have a numerical simulation of the discharge of fresh water from the Amazon River entering the saltwater of the Atlantic Ocean. The ocean model (Mercator Ocean) simulates sea surface temperatures over a 3 year period.
May 11, 2012
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March 28, 2012
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.