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Web-based Resources for Teaching the Ocean System

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Realtime equatorial Pacific Tao buoy data part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website provides realtime buoy data from an interactive map of NOAA TAO buoy locations. The TAO array is a major component of the El NiƱo/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Observing System, the ...

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, ...

Turbidity Current Movies part of SERC Web Resource Collection

These turbidity, or density, current movies from Wesleyan University's Learning Objects website show turbidity current experiments conducted in a 1 meter long tank. In the lab, the tank angle and ...

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 ...

NOAA Indian Ocean Tsunami Animation part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Quicktime visualization from NOAA concentrates on the wave propagation as it occurred in the Indian Ocean as a result of the Sumatra earthquake. This animation can be paused, rewound and ...

NOAA East African Coast Tsunami Animation part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This NOAA visualization tracks the tsunami waves until they reach the East African coast of Somalia. This Quicktime animation can be paused, rewound and advanced.

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 ...

Tsunami Generation Animation part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This QuickTime animation by Professor Miho Aoki at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Art Department clearly illustrates how a tsunami can be generated by a subduction zone earthquake. The ...

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