Ocean Current Flows around the Mediterranean Sea for UNESCO

  • Released Thursday, February 10th, 2011
  • Updated Tuesday, November 14th, 2023 at 12:01AM
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This visualization shows ocean current flows in the Mediterranean Sea and Eastern Atlantic. The time period for this visualization is 16 February 2005 through 16 January 2006. For each second that passes in the visualization, about 2.75 days pass in the simulation. The colors of the flows represent their depths. The white flows are near the surface while deeper flows are more blue.

This visualization was produced using model output from the joint MIT/JPL project: Estimating the Circulation and Climate of the Ocean, Phase II or ECCO2. ECCO2 uses the MIT general circulation model (MITgcm) to synthesize satellite and in-situ data of the global ocean and sea-ice at resolutions that begin to resolve ocean eddies and other narrow current systems, which transport heat and carbon in the oceans.

This visualization was created in support of the 2011 UNESCO conference in Paris, France.



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