Story: Ocean currents and tides

Modelling currents

In this animated computer model of eddies in a bay in the Marlborough Sounds, the land is black, the water is green, and the red and blue represent eddies spinning in opposite directions. As computers become more powerful, models such as this come closer to simulating the actual behaviour of fluids, which is incredibly complex.

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Craig Stevens and Stephen Chiswell, 'Ocean currents and tides - Measuring the ocean', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 April 2024)

Story by Craig Stevens and Stephen Chiswell, published 12 Jun 2006