Eddies and meanders
A snapshot of the surface ocean circulation off the west coast of
Norway, from the operational ocean model at the Norwegian
Meteorological Institute. Shown here is a subregion of a 4 km
model that is nested into a 20 km model for the Norwegian Sea
and adjacent regions. This snapshot is for June 8, but the presence
of meanders and eddies is always a dominant feature of the ocean
circulation in this region.