Amazing NASA animation shows globe’s ocean currents3/31/2012
"Perpetual Ocean," an animated video by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center depicting the world's surface currents, shows just how gorgeous and artful science can be. According to Wired, this model of the oceans' motions makes use of super high resolution images of "ocean eddies and narrow-current systems that don't show up in coarser models." Some of the high points include the Gulf Stream curling around the Yucatan Peninsula and Cuba to flow past Florida, and the spinning disks dotting the southern Atlantic between South America and the African coast. If you're as taken with it as we are, don't miss this 20-minute version at NASA's website.
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