GFDL - Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

Visualization Gallery

This page contains several visualizations prepared in the course of GFDL’s research, and subsequently presented at meetings and in the media. These are offered as examples of scientific research results and ways that they might be used, to convey complex information in graphic form. Some are also available in the form of annotated handouts.

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