Climate model animations
These videos are all animations derived from climate models of various kinds. On this page you will find:
- Circulation of the Southern Ocean (Antarctic bottom water)
- A quick tour of the Southern Ocean
- Eddies and jets in the Southern Ocean
- Darwin convection
- Black Saturday bushfire spread
This remarkable animation shows the formation and movement of cold, dense Antarctic water that moves through the bottom of the ocean.
A high resolution simulation of the global ocean, showing the evolution of sea surface temperature over a 3 year cycle
A high resolution (1/20°) regional simulation of the Southern Ocean, including a peek at a submesoscale (1/80°) resolving nested simulation.
This animation shows the results from high-resolution simulations of convective clouds near Darwin, Australia. The simulation is of a period during a major international field experiment: The Tropical Warm Pool International Cloud Experiment (TWP-ICE), which was held in January-February 2006. The simulations, using the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model represent the atmosphere using a series of nested grids; the highest resolution grid has a horizontal grid spacing of 417 m. The simulations were performed at the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) Facility in Canberra.
These particular simulations are reported in a paper appearing in Monthly Weather Review, 2013 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-11-00274.1).
This animation shows how the Black Saturday bushfires spread as a result of the terrible weather conditions on the day. The white arrows represent wind direction. Note the rapid change in fire behaviour as the southerly change moves through.