Software to extract the organization of ocean currents using satelital data
We propose a software that use a global Lagrangian descriptor to locate the ocean structures that predict the movement of currents and particles such as pollutants. It has the capability of summarize gigabytes of satellite data in easy to interpretate pictures. In addition, OceTrack may be useful in the following problems: weather forecast, the evolution of buoys, nutrients, heat or salinity concentration in the ocean, particle dynamics/dispersion in the atmosphere, micro-mixing devices, etc.
The software uses a Langrangian descriptor with the ability to provide a time dependent geometrical partition of the dynamics of a complex flow. It can be applied to arbitrarily time dependent flows and dynamical systems of arbitrary dimension. The descriptor locates zones of the flow such as vortices and eddies, and has the capability to measure the time period in which particles are confined in the inner core of these structures.
“The descriptor shows the hidden skeleton of the ocean”
“OceTrack finds the zones, such as vortices and currents with their boundaries, where the pollutants are confined”
Carolina Mendoza, Ana M. Mancho
Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Area
Centre of Support for Technological Innovation – UPM