Earth  ID: 30494

Simulated Sea Surface Speeds

This simulation shows sea surface speed in ultra-high resolution. Several oceanic characteristics are included in the simulation and are visible in its output; including tides, atmospheric pressure forcing, diurnal cycles, and dynamic/thermodynamic sea ice .


The model has a .75 to 2.2 km horizontal grid spacing and 90 vertical levels, with 1-m vertical levels near the surface. The full 3D grid is output at hourly intervals.


Yellow shades represent relatively fast sea surface speeds, while red shades represent slower speeds. The simulation was carried out using the Massachusetts Institute of Technology general circulation model (mitgcm.org) by the Estimating the Circulation and Climate of the Ocean (ECCO) group.


Credits:
C. Hill, G. Forget (MIT)
C. Henze, B. Nelson, B. Ciotti (Ames)
D. Menemenlis (JPL)
A. Chaudhuri (AER)
MITgcm/ECCO developers and users
SGI and NAS computer scientists and engineers

 

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For More Information

http://ecco-group.org


Credits

Leann Johnson (GST): Lead Project Support
Laurence Schuler (ADNET): Project Support
Ian Jones (ADNET): Project Support
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JPL

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Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans >> Ocean Circulation
SVS >> Model Data
SVS >> Hyperwall
NASA Science >> Earth
SVS >> Presentation
SVS >> Sea Surface Speed
GCMD >> EARTH SCIENCE SERVICES >> MODELS >> OCEAN GENERAL CIRCULATION MODELS (OGCM)/REGIONAL OCEAN MODELS

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