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Global Sea Surface Currents and Temperature by NASA

NASA has produced a number of visualisations of oceanographic and climatological data, among them this one showing sea surface currents, coloured according to their temperature. This one is subtle and slow-moving. Watch carefully. You can clearly see the equatorial currents, and the hectic eddies of the Agulhas current all down the east coast of Southern Africa.

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Lapsed mathematician, creator of order, formulator of hypotheses. Lover of the ocean, being outdoors, the bush, reading, photography, travelling (especially in Africa) and road trips.

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