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Learning About Marine Sediments Using Real Data
Kristen St. John, James Madison University
This exercise set explores marine sediments using real core photos and composition data from the scientific ocean drilling programs DSDP, ODP, and IODP in an inquiry-based approach.

Using Google Earth to measure seacliff erosion rates
Alfred Hochstaedter, Monterey Peninsula College
This lab uses Google Earth to measure the rate of seacliff retreat. It touches upon coastal processes, natural hazards, and coastal management issues. The central focus of the lab is in the Monterey Bay area.

Seasonal variation in light, mixing depth and primary productivity in temperate northern hemisphere waters
Lauren Sahl, Maine Maritime Academy
In this exercise students work with light, temperature, and phytoplankton biomass proxy (chlorophyll a concentration) data to; Become more skilled in reading and interpreting semi log graphs, temperature profiles, ...

ConcepTest: Waves
At which location in the diagram below would the waves break closer to the beach? a. A b. B c. C

ConcepTest: Ocean Currents
Ocean currents at G are flowing in what direction? a. to the west b. to the east c. to the north d. to the south

ConcepTest: Tidal Ranges 1
If the moon were farther away from the Earth: a. Tidal ranges would be larger b. Tidal ranges would be smaller c. There would no change in tidal ranges

ConcepTest: Tidal Ranges 2
If the moon were larger: a. Tidal ranges would be larger b. Tidal ranges would be smaller c. There would no change in tidal ranges.

ConcepTest: Where Waves Break 2
At which location would the waves break further from the beach? a. A b. B

ConcepTest: Ocean Conveyer Belt Speed 1
Adding more salt to the North Atlantic Ocean would cause the global ocean conveyer belt to a. slow down b. speed up c. undergo no change

ConcepTest: Ocean Conveyer Belt Speed 2
Adding more freshwater to the North Atlantic Ocean would cause the global ocean conveyer belt to a. slow down b. speed up c. undergo no change


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