ESA image: Ocean currents from GOCE

The 'OC' in GOCE
Credit: ESA/CNES/CLS

The ocean currents and their speeds (in cm/s) derived from GOCE data.

During the mission's final year, its super-low orbit was lowered even further to obtain improved measurements of Earth's , from which information on was derived.

Buoys floating in the oceans were used to validate the above map, proving that this GOCE-based model is more accurate than any other model based on space-based data to date.


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