Video Gallery: Ocean

Properties and circulation on a North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans' dense isopycnal layer

The animation shows water temperature, velocity magnitude and salinity on the potential density surface σ3= 41.34 kg m-3 during year 2007 from a MITgcm 4-km resolution ocean simulation. The density surface abruptly changes depth east and west of Greenland ... more 

Salinity of North Atlantic Surface Currents

This 6-months particle trajectories visualization depicts the salinity of the North Atlantic surface currents. The particles were generated at 20m depth ...

The UGRID Reader

We would like to announce the development of a visualization component in collaboration with the Numerical Methods in Geosciences group. The CF-conventions allow storing unstructured data defined at a series of points. However, ...

Global Sea Surface Temperature

Sea surface temperature (SST) is an important indicator for global climate. As the oceans continue to absorb more heat, SST and surface circulation patterns transporting warm and cold waters around the globe are changing. 

Deep Convection in the Labrador Sea

The Labrador Sea is a region of the North Atlantic where winter surface cooling promotes deep convection events and with them the formation of Labrador Sea Water. Understanding the formation of this water mass is very important ...

The Trajectory Reader

We would like to announce the development of a visualization component in collaboration with the GEOMAR “Theory and Modeling” group. The Trajectory Reader is a customized ParaView plugin that enables the reading and rendering of...

The Warmth of the Gulf Stream Gives Europe its Mild Climate

Our home and Canada’s Northeast lie at about the same latitude, but have very different climates. Europe is much milder, but why? The reasons for this will quickly become clear in this animation …

Global Sea Level Rise and Regional Variability

On the basis of tide level data it is known that the sea level is rising since 1990 by almost 2 cm per decade on global average. Since the early 1990s, satellite measurements show a higher value of 3 cm per decade, such that the...

Eddies Enclose Warm and Salty Mediterranean Water

The high rate of evaporation in the Mediterranean Sea leads to a significantly large salinity in that basin when compared with the Atlantic. The salty and relatively warm Mediterranean Water flows through the Strait of ...

Temperature of the North Atlantic Ocean

This movie takes us on a journey through the temporal and spatial variations of the North Atlantic Ocean temperature. During the first part of the animation the depth distribution of temperatures can be seen, ...

Sea Level is not uniform throughout the World

Ocean currents close to sea level are able to raise or lower the ocean’s surface. This creates large hills and valleys across the top of the water.This animation shows how ocean currents move clockwise around the so-called ...

Atlantic Storms mix the Surface Layer of the Ocean

Westward moving weather systems in the mid-latitudes can dramatically disturb the ocean’s upper layers. These storms move very quickly, much more quickly than oceanic eddies in deeper layers. They thus increase the amount of ...