Watch This: Earth's Oceans Wriggling With Durable, Beautiful Currents

By Sarah Zhang | March 28, 2012 9:10 am

 

For a strangely hypnotic minute and a half, check out this visualization of the Earth’s ocean currents. It flies you across the globe–past small blue swirls and over the bright lines of the Gulf Stream. More ocean current photos and videos, all based on data from NASA’s ECCO2 project, are available to watch and download at the Scientific Visualization Studio.

[via PopSci]

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Environment
  • Guest

    Awww, no east Pacific??? Lame!!!

  • ChrisV

    Guest, if you go to the Scientific Visualization Studio link above, you can watch the full 3.5 minute video which does include the east Pacific. Not sure why Discover didn’t show the full thing.

  • Annie Marie

    Well I love it. I consider it a piece of art. Well done guys.

  • Brian Too

    Reminds me of Van Gogh’s Starry Night.

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