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Global simulation : Ekman + Geostrophic transport

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posted on 30.11.2021, 11:12 by Victor Onink, David Wichmann, Philippe Delandmeter, Erik van Sebille

Global simulation including Ekman and geostrophic transport. Created using the Ocean Parcels framework ( The simulation was started with a uniform input distribution, with particles every 1 degree (34,515 particles total). All particle remained at the surface with no loss/beaching/resuspension added in. Just the transport by the surface ocean currents was used. The ocean currents data source is the globcurrent reanalysis data ( The simulation timestep (dt) is 30 seconds and the simulation ran for 12 years (2002-2014). More details can be found here :