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Currents near Antarctica

February 18th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Currents near Antarctica - February 15th, 2009

Currents near Antarctica - February 15th, 2009

Swirled patterns are visible in currents off the coast of Antarctica.

The lighter grey areas are actually ice that is beginning to form, taking on the swirled shape of the currents.

The currents themselves swirl due to eddy-currents: water flowing in the opposite direction of that of the normal currents.

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