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Web-based Resources for Teaching the Ocean System

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    CCM3 T170 Cloud and Precipitation Simulation part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This simulation, from NCAR, shows global patterns of water vapor and precipitation as they change throughout the year. Users may also view the simulation by month.

    Effect of the Sun's Energy on the Ocean and Atmosphere part of CLEAN Collection

    In this mock mission, students become members of a research team and conduct a series of tasks to audit Earth's radiative budget. They use a Java Applet/visual viewer to access satellite data sets, ...
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    Mauna Loa CO2 Collection Data part of CLEAN Collection

    Students examine data from Mauna Loa to learn about CO2 in the atmosphere. The students also examine how atmospheric CO2 changes through the seasonal cycle, by location on Earth, and over about 40 ...
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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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    Aquarius: Ocean Circulation part of CLEAN Collection

    This short video from NASA discusses the role that salinity plays in Earth's climate and ocean circulation, focusing on the observations of the Aquarius satellite.

    Changing Planet: Fresh Water in the Arctic part of CLEAN Collection

    This Changing Planet video documents scientists' concerns regarding how melting Arctic sea ice will increase the amount of fresh water in the Beaufort Gyre, which could spill out into the Atlantic ...
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    Exploring Polar Oceanography part of CLEAN Collection

    This activity utilizes labs, online resources, and student ideas to build an understanding of polar climates, how changes in polar oceans can affect coastal climates, and how changes in polar regions ...
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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 ...

    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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