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Ocean Circulation
Bob Mackay, Clark College
Students view and analyze buoy, satellite, temperature vs. depth data to learn about ocean circulation and how is related to atmospheric circulation. -

Question of the Day: Flow of Winds and Moisture
This activity addresses the flow of surface winds and moisture. On the figure below, draw a)direction of air flow (winds), b) locations with highest evaporation from the sea surface, and zone(s) of maximum ...

Question of the Day: Ocean Waves #2
Surfers know that the best waves from distant storms have periods of about 14 seconds. The object of this activity is to compute how long it takes the 14 second period waves to travel 6,000 km across the pacific. ...

Question of the Day: Ocean Waves #1
Sketch a simple diagram of an ocean wave and label its crest, trough, and wavelength. You are in a boat and you have a stop watch. How do you measure the period of the ocean waves passing beneath you? What ...

Exploring oil spills
Kevin Theissen, University of St. Thomas (MN)
This activity combines a hands-on demonstration and a follow-up homework assignment designed for students to investigate oil spill clean-up.

ConcepTest: World Oceans #9
Examine the map of the world's oceans and use it to answer the following question. The global ocean conveyer belt brings deep, cold waters to the surface (upwelling) at ___. a. B b. E c. F d. G

ConcepTest: World Oceans #7
Examine the map of the world's oceans and use it to answer the following question. Ocean currents adjacent to D are flowing approximately in what direction? a. to the north b. to the south

ConcepTest: World Oceans #5
Examine the map of the world's oceans and use it to answer the following question. Ocean surface currents at B are flowing in what direction? a. to the northeast b. to the southwest c. to the southeast


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