There’s something about this animation that mesmerizes me. Like a lava lamp, but better. It’s as if Earth had an invisible heart beat showing through the surface temperature of our oceans. Beautiful.
Made by the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, it shows “the sea surface temperature (SST) simulation from GFDL’s high resolution coupled atmosphere-ocean model. 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.”
I wish there was a real time 3D screen saver showing these kind of animations all day long. [NOAA]