Antarctica’s turbulent currents create whirlpoollike patterns in mesmerizing image

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Unbroken by major landmasses, Antarctica’s ocean currents race around the icy continent with powerful force

Now a new image from the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico reveals in amazing detail the turbulent rush of swirling eddies and currents in the Southern Ocean.

The scene is from a high-resolution, supercomputer replica of the Southern Ocean that is part of a Department of Energy project to create better climate models. The model that the scientists used to make the new image can test how climate change is altering the planet’s oceans, for instance, by testing how currents transport heat. Read more…

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