Sea surface temperature (SST) simulation from Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory's high resolution coupled atmosphere-ocean model produced in March 2008. As the animation focuses on various locations of the world ocean we see the major current systems eg. the Agulhas current, Brazil current, Gulf Stream, Pacific Equatorial current, Kuroshio current. The small scale eddy structure is resolved and evident.
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