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OSCAR Ocean Currents with Velocity

This visualization shows OSCAR (Ocean Surface Current Analysis Real-time) ocean currents colored by current velocities. OSCAR data (produced by Earth & Space Research and distributed through NOAA and PO.DAAC) is derived from observed satellite altimetry and wind vector data. The visualization runs from January 1, 2008 through July 27, 2012. Blues are slow currents, greens currents are about 0.5 meters per second, and red currents are about 1 meter per second. This visualization was rendered in a variety of sizes from standard 1080p HD to 4k to 6840x3420. The higher resolution versions were rendered for very high resolution display technologies such as hyperwalls and cinema projectors.


For more information about the NOAA/NASA OSCAR projects, click here.


These visualizations were developed, in part, for display at the "20 Years of Progress in Radar Altimetry" Symposium in Venice, Italy in September 2012 and for the Fall 2012 American Geophysical Union conference in December 2012.

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OSCAR ocean flow data colored by velocity (with dates and color bar)    OSCAR ocean flow data colored by velocity (with dates and color bar)
Duration: 3.7 minutes
Available formats:
  1920x1080 Frames (With labels)
  1920x1080 MPEG-4   536 MB
  480x270     MPEG-4   21 MB
  640x360     MPEG-4   40 MB
  1920x1080 JPEG         610 KB
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OSCAR ocean flows colored by velocity (without dates or color bar)    OSCAR ocean flows colored by velocity (without dates or color bar)

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Color bar for OSCAR Ocean Currents (blue=slow, green=about 0.5 meters/second, red=about 1 meter per second)
   Color bar for OSCAR Ocean Currents (blue=slow, green=about 0.5 meters/second, red=about 1 meter per second)

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  275 x 110         PNG         7 KB


A cropped region in the Pacific illustrating the distribution of the actual flow vector data points relative to the flow curves. The white dots represent locations where the OSCAR model defines the ocean current directions.  Locations in between are interpolated.    A cropped region in the Pacific illustrating the distribution of the actual flow vector data points relative to the flow curves. The white dots represent locations where the OSCAR model defines the ocean current directions. Locations in between are interpolated.

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  320 x 180         TIFF   191 KB
  6840 x 3420     TIFF     46 MB
  320 x 180         PNG     140 KB



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   Ocean currents and velocities from January 1, 2008 to July 27, 2012.

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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3958
Animation Number:3958
Completed:2012-08-17
Animators:Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC) (Lead)
 Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC)
Scientists:Kathleen Dohan (Earth and Space Research (ESR))
 Gary Lagerloef (ESR)
Project Support:Leann M. Johnson (GST)
Platform/Sensor/Data Set:OSCAR Ocean Surface Current Analysis (01/01/2008 through 07/27/2012)
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
 
Keywords:
SVS >> Ocean Currents
DLESE >> Physical oceanography
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans >> Ocean Circulation
SVS >> Hyperwall
NASA Science >> Earth
SVS >> Presentation
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