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Earth Day 2020: Gulf Stream ocean current pull out to Earth observing fleet

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.

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Visualization Credits

Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Visualizer
Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC): Visualizer
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Producer
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Data Used:
GTOPO30 Topography and Bathymetry
Data Compilation - USGS
CelesTrak Spacecraft Orbit Ephemeris
ECCO2 High Resolution Ocean and Sea Ice Model also referred to as: ECCO2
Model - NASA/JPL
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This item is part of these series:
Earth Observing Fleet
Earth Day 2020

DLESE >> Physical oceanography
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans >> Ocean Circulation >> Ocean Currents
SVS >> Orbit
SVS >> Hyperwall
NASA Science >> Earth

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