Ocean current speed

Ocean current speed

C003/2151 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 45.8MB

Downloadable file size: 1.3MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


This image is part of the feature Virtual Earth

Credit: D. MENEMENLIS/ECCO2/NASA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Ocean current speed. Computer visualisation of ocean surface current speeds. Major ocean currents (coloured white) are visible, such as the Agulhas current (eastern side of Africa), the Brazilian current (southern South America), North Equatorial current (northern South America) and the West Wind Drift (around Antarctica). This model is part of the Estimating the Circulation and Climate of the Ocean (ECCO) project. It was created on supercomputers at NASA using data gathered from ocean sensors and satellites. ECCO models will help scientists better understand the role the ocean plays in climate change and climate prediction.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: africa, african, agulhas current, antarctica, asian, brazilian current, circulation, climate change, climatological, climatology, computer model, continent, currents, earth, earth observation, ecco, ecco2, eddies, eddy, environmental, estimating the circulation and climate of the ocean, european, geographical, geography, global, gulf stream, map, marine, model, north equatorial current, ocean, ocean current, oceanography, oceans, planet, polar, satellite image, sea, south america, south pole, speed, supercomputer, supercomputer model, supercomputer visualisation, visualisation, visualization, vortex, votices, water, west wind drift, world

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.