This visualization from the Lab’s MPAS-Ocean Model, shows in high-resolution the ocean currents and eddies in a global ocean simulation with the Antarctic in the center.
Images credit Los Alamos National Laboratory/MPAS-Ocean Model
The oceans play an important role in the earth’s climate; they transport heat from equator to pole, give moisture for rain, and absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Ocean models, such as this one from Los Alamos National Laboratory, help explain interactions between each eddy that may be altered in a changing climate. This visualization, courtesy of the Lab’s MPAS-Ocean Model, shows ocean currents and eddies in a high-resolution global ocean simulation with the Antarctic in the center. Colors show speed, where white is fast and blue is slow.