Perpetual Ocean ~ NASA Animation Of Surface Ocean Currents

April 11, 2012

Watch surface currents circulate in this high-resolution, 3D model of the Earth’s oceans.

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Driven by wind and other forces,

currents on the ocean surface cover our planet.

Some span hundreds to thousands of miles across vast ocean basins in well-defined flows.

Others are confined to particular regions and form slow-moving, circular pools.

Seen from space,

the circulating waters offer a study in both chaos and order.

 

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