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Ocean Currents, a Time-Lapse: VIDEO


Here's something that may get you science and weather geeks excited. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center has just released a time-lapse that uses ocean flow data during the period from June 2005 through December 2007 to create an artfu visualization of surface currents on the Earth's water areas.

Informative, and beautiful.


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  1. It's moments like this that allow me to be happy to pay my taxes and by doing so, have this ability to simply KNOW things. the photo makes me feel like a starship captain who's science team has just compiled an important environmental data set for my scrutiny. You go, NASA / Goddard!

    Posted by: ROBERT BAKER | Mar 27, 2012 8:27:04 AM

  2. MR BAKER - I agree, actually being able to KNOW things - more now than ever - is a great pleasure. And I enjoyed your unhurried video on your blog. Thank you.

    Posted by: uffda | Mar 27, 2012 9:13:46 AM

  3. Great video and lovely to look at, it reminds a little of Van Gogh's "Starry Night". It's also a good illustration of the global ocean conveyor, which moves warm and cold water around and is vital in creating weather.

    Love your science posts Andy, keep 'em coming.

    Posted by: Henry Holland | Mar 27, 2012 10:26:19 AM

  4. OMG the earth is spinning backwards! we are gonna fall off!

    Posted by: poof | Mar 27, 2012 11:22:29 AM

  5. Beautiful! Anyone else think: van Gogh sky?

    Posted by: Michael in Toronto | Mar 27, 2012 11:48:29 AM

  6. Hey... it ends just when they get to Hawaii. What's happening to the floatsam coming from the Japanese nuclear reactors?

    Posted by: Quipper | Mar 27, 2012 2:58:49 PM

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