Ocean current circulation data paintings

I am working with a series of 38 data sets that record the temperature and salinity from the ocean surface to the ocean floor in an area of the Irminger Basin, Subpolar North Atlantic. Early experiments involve translating the data into watercolour paintings to map a stratified visual impression of the ocean currents at that time.

Data was collected by UK-OSNAP on their 2016 research cruise.



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Salinity LAT59.854 LON41.098, watercolour on paper, A4, 2017



Salinity x 3 (Irminger Basin), watercolour on paper, A4, 2016-17

Collection of three data paintings, building an impression of a slice of ocean current stratification in the Irminger Basin area.