Animation of circulation around ice shelves of Antarctica.
This animation shows the circulation of ocean currents around the western Antarctic ice shelves. The shelves are indicated by the rainbow color; red is thicker (>550m), while blue is thinner (<200m). The ocean flow runs from the surface to 900 m, colored white at the surface and fading to light blue at depth, and is based on the ECCO2 model over a representative two-month period. Bathymetry, topography, and ice thickness were derived from the RTopo-1 dataset of Timmermann, et al. (http://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.741917). Ground color is from MODIS/Blue Marble.
Trent L. Schindler (USRA): Lead Animator Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC): Animator Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Animator Patrick Lynch (Wyle Information Systems): Producer
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