Earth Day 2020: Gulf Stream ocean current pull out to Earth observing fleet
Ocean currents from the ECCO-2 model: starting underwater, then pulling back to see the Gulf Stream, pulling back farther revealing the Earth observing fleet
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This visualization was created to be one of the final shots of a video celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The camera starts under water off the coast of the Eastern United States showing layers of ocean currents from a computational model called ECCO-2. The camera slowly pulls back revealing the Gulf Stream, one of the most powerful ocean currents on Earth. The camera continues to pull back revealing NASA's Earth observing fleet.
The ocean currents are colored by depth from white (5 meters below the surface) down to dark blue (5906 meters below the surface). The color bar is non-linear; there are more levels near the surface than deeper.
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio
- Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA)
Datasets used in this visualization
GTOPO30 Topography and BathymetryID: 274Data Compilation USGS
CelesTrak Spacecraft Orbit EphemerisID: 454Ephemeris
ECCO2 (ECCO2 High Resolution Ocean and Sea Ice Model)ID: 707Model NASA/JPL
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