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Web-based Resources for Teaching the Ocean System

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UniData: Integrated Data Viewer part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The Integrated Data Viewer (IDV) is a Java based software framework for analyzing and visualizing geoscience data. The IDV brings together the ability to display and work with satellite imagery, ...

Chemical reaction believed to support underground microbes is now unlikely part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article published by the National Science Foundation reports on new findings that suggest hydrogen may not be an available energy source to bacteria living on or near the surface of the ocean ...

Living Large in Microscopic Nooks part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article published in Oceanus, a Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution publication, highlights the ability of certain bacteria to live off a solid-rock substrate. This publication also contains ...

Is Life Thriving Deep Beneath the Seafloor? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In 1991, scientists aboard the submersible Alvin sailed into the aftermath of a very recent volcanic eruption on the seafloor. This article published in Oceanus, a Woods Hole Oceanographic ...

The Superswell and Darwin Rise: Thermal No Longer? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This short online article, from the mantleplumes.org website, reviews the evidence for a thermal plume-related cause of the large shallow region in the western Pacific Ocean containing the Darwin ...

Leg 201 Preliminary Report: Controls on Microbial Communities in Deeply Buried Sediments, Eastern Equatorial Pacific and Peru Margin part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This text is the preliminary report of the Ocean Drilling Program Leg 201, which was the first ocean drilling expedition dedicated to the study of life deep beneath the seafloor. Its seven sites were ...

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 ...

Thermophiles part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The webpage focuses on thermophiles living in hot springs and black smokers, volcanic hotsprings on the ocean floor, and the mechanics behind their ability to withstand extreme heat. The site also ...

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. ...