ocean surface currents map

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This map represents daily-averaged ocean surface currents blended from forecast models run by US Integrated Ocean Observing System partners.

This map uses the copyrighted technology developed by Fernanda Viegas and Martin Wattenberg (hint.fm) for their stunning wind map application. They have graciously allowed us to show visualization of ocean currents here until license issues are resolved.

If you are interested in the details of the data sources, the Python script that acquires the data from OPeNDAP servers is here.

Your feedback and inquiries are most welcome. Please send us an email: Rich Signell and Charlton Galvarino.