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Web-based Resources for Teaching the Ocean System

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Seasonal Beach Deposition Patterns part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This simple Flash animation contrasts winter and summer sediment transport. During the summer, lower energy waves with longer wavelengths allow sediment to accumulate on the beach face. In contrast, ...

Indian Ocean Tsunami Quicktime Animation part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Quicktime animation, by Dr. Steven Ward at the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics at the University of California - Santa Cruz, shows the tsunami's progress across the Indian Ocean. ...

2004 Sumatra Earthquake part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This visualization from Kenji Satake at the Active Fault Research Center in Tsukuba, Japan, highlights the crests and troughs of the tsunami waves as they travel across the Indian Ocean and refract ...

The Guardian Unlimited Special Tsunami Report part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This special report from The Guardian uses imagery from NOAA's tsunami animation collection and uses a stepwise progression to show a timeline of the tsunami's arrival at particular points throughout ...

The Physics of Tsunamis part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from the University of Washington includes a Quicktime movie that shows the propagation of the earthquake-generated 1960 Chilean tsunami across the Pacific Ocean. The page also describes ...

Coastal Inundation Animation part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This short QuickTime animation by Professor Miho Aoki at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Art Department shows what happens when a coastal town can be inundated by a tsunami. This visualization is ...

Java Applets for Coastal Engineering part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site features a directory of Java Applets that model physical phenomena related to hydrodynamics and coastal processes.

Live Access to the National Virtual Ocean Data System part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The National Virtual Ocean Data System's Live Access Server (LAS) is a highly configurable Web server designed to provide access to geo-referenced oceanographic data. From this site, users can ...

Coastal Upwelling Animation part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from Exploring Earth features an animation of upwelling in a coastal environment. It shows how onshore winds blowing along a coastline push surface water, which, when combined with the ...

USGS - Coastal and Marine Geology Program Internet Map Server part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from the USGS features marine geology resources, including the Coastal and Marine Map Server, the Gloria Mapping Program and data, and the Coastal and Marine Geology Program. Each of these ...

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