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Circulation of Ocean Currents Around the Western Antarctic Ice Shelves

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.
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Animation of circulation around ice shelves of Antarctica.    Animation of circulation around ice shelves of Antarctica.
Duration: 30.0 seconds
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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3948
Animation Number:3948
Completed:2012-04-25
Animators:Trent L. Schindler (USRA) (Lead)
 Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC)
 Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC)
Producer:Patrick Lynch (Wyle Information Systems)
Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets:RTopo-1
 ECCO2 High Resolution Ocean and Sea Ice Model
 Terra/MODIS/Blue Marble
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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

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