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Web-based Resources for Teaching the Ocean System

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Climate Variability in the Equatorial Pacific part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity, students work with climate data from the tropical Pacific Ocean to understand how sea-surface temperature and atmospheric pressure affect precipitation in the tropical Pacific in a ...
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Climate Variability in the North Atlantic part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity, students examine climate variability in the North Atlantic associated with the North Atlantic Oscillation (NOA) in a case study format.
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Predicting Patterns: What Does La Niña Look Like? part of CLEAN Collection

This is an activity designed to allow students who have been exposed to the El Niño-Southern Oscillation to analyze the La Niña mechanism and predict its outcomes in a case study format.
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Exploring Patterns: ENSO on the Global Stage part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity, students analyze data maps of sea surface temperature anomalies for a 14-year interval and create an ENSO time line in a case study format. Based on their findings, students ...
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Tropical Atlantic Aerosols part of CLEAN Collection

Students use real satellite data to determine 1) where the greatest concentrations of aerosols are located during the course of a year in the tropical Atlantic region and 2) their source of origin. ...
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Ocean Currents and Sea Surface Temperature part of CLEAN Collection

In this classroom activity, students access sea surface temperature and wind speed data from a NASA site, plot and compare data, draw conclusions about surface current and sea surface temperature, ...
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Detecting El Niño in Sea Surface Temperature Data part of CLEAN Collection

This multi-part activity introduces users to normal seasonal sea surface temperature (SST) variation as well as extreme variation, as in the case of El Niño and La Niña events, in the equatorial ...
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Exploring the Link Between Hurricanes and Climate Using GCM Results part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity, students examine global climate model output and consider the potential impact of global warming on tropical cyclone initiation and evolution. As a follow-up, students read two ...
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Ocean Impacts on an El Niño Event part of CLEAN Collection

This lesson explores El Niño by looking at sea surface temperature, sea surface height, and wind vectors in order to seek out any correlations there may be among these three variables using the My ...
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The Thermohaline Circulation - The Great Ocean Conveyor Belt part of CLEAN Collection

This NASA animation depicts thermohaline circulation in the ocean and how it relates to salinity and water density. It illustrates the sinking of water in the cold, dense ocean near Iceland and ...
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