Earth  ID: 3820

Ocean Current Flows around the Mediterranean Sea for UNESCO

This visualization shows ocean current flows in the Mediterranean Sea and Western Atlantic. The time period for this visualization is 16 Feb 2005 through 16 January 2006. For each second the passes in the visualization, about 2.75 days pass in the simulation. The colors of the flows represent their depths. The white flows are near the surface while deeper flows are more 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.


Visualization Credits

Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Dimitris Menemenlis (NASA/JPL CalTech): Scientist
Hong Zhang (UCLA): Scientist
Eric Sokolowsky (GST): Project Support
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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Data Used:
ECCO2 High Resolution Ocean and Sea Ice Model 16 Feb 2005 to 16 Jan 2006

This item is part of these series:
UNESCO 2011 Paris
Flows

Keywords:
DLESE >> Physical oceanography
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans >> Ocean Circulation
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans >> Ocean Circulation >> Ocean Currents
SVS >> Hyperwall
NASA Science >> Earth

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0