These parameters describe the velocity of the ocean currents.
Please note that we are using the meteorological convention to define directions (Read more here).
Speed and direction (surface level):
Components (surface level, u is positive for a west to east flow, v is positive for a south to north flow):
Speed and direction (submarine levels):
Components (submarine levels, u is positive for a west to east flow, v is positive for a south to north flow):
2m, 4m, 6m, 8m, 10m, 12m, 15m, 20m, 50m, 100m 1000m (below mean sea level)
Available speed units:
ms, kmh, kn
- Global water current speed in a depth of 2 m: https://api.meteomatics.com/2023-12-07T00:00:00Z/ocean_current_speed_2m:ms/80,-180_-80,180:1000x600/html_map Current situation: