Web-based Resources for Teaching the Ocean System
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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.
NOAA World Wide Tsunami Animation part of SERC Web Resource Collection
This NOAA visualization was created by combining two other tsunami models - the Indian Ocean and East African Coast tsunami animations. This movie shows the worldwide propagation of the tsunami ...
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 ...
Ballard Team Has High Hopes for Deep-Water Robot part of SERC Web Resource Collection
This National Geographic article describes Hercules, an innovative underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) equipped with mechanical arms, fingers, and a variety of tools. The robot will be used to ...
Technology Opens Deep Seas to Exploration part of SERC Web Resource Collection
This National Geographic article details deep-sea exploration and the potential that many new technologies have that will help explore this uncharted terrain.