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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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
- Patrick Lynch (NASA/GSFC)
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Datasets used in this visualization
Terra Blue MarbleID: 492Collected with MODIS
Credit: The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).See all pages that use this dataset
ECCO2 (ECCO2 High Resolution Ocean and Sea Ice Model)ID: 707Model NASA/JPL
RTopo-1ID: 737Data Compilation Alfred Wegener Institute, British Antarctic Survey, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
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