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IPRC model showing predicted movement of crash debris.

Marine debris drift model simulates MH370 crash site and flow paths

 

The International Pacific Research Center (IPRC) within SOEST has used the Marine Debris Drift Model developed by SOEST researchers Nikolai Maximenko and Jan Hafner to simulate the pathways of debris from the likely crash site of MH370 in the Indian Ocean.  Building upon the model the developed to predict the movement of debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan, Maximenko and Hafner also estimated the likely location of the crash site, derived from an analysis of wind and ocean currents in the Indian Ocean over the past 18 months.   Please visit the IPRC website below for detailed animations and plots of debris trajectory and likely crash location.

For more information, read the IPRC news story.