Earth  ID: 30552

Updated ECCO (2014)

This visualization shows a view of looking down on a virtual (computer model) ocean from space as if you could:

* see the upper one meter of ocean surface current speed;

* speed up time by x86400, so that one second of elapsed time is equal to one day;

* see down to about one kilometer horizontal resolution.

The period of the visualization covers September 2011 through January 2012. The numerical formulation includes ocean circulation and tidal forcing and uses atmospheric state from reanalysis at a global resolution of about 1/4 degree.


Source: ECCO model
 

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For More Information

http://ecco-group.org


Credits

Laurence Schuler (ADNET): Project Support
Ian Jones (ADNET): Project Support
Christopher E. Henze (NASA/ARC): Animator
Dimitris Menemenlis (NASA/JPL CalTech): Scientist
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/JPL-Caltech

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Data Used:
ECCO3 High Resolution Ocean and Sea Ice Model
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Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Hyperwall
NASA Science >> Earth
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