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Visualizations for Teaching About the Ocean System

This collection of visualizations includes photos, animations, videos, maps and interactive imagery that can be integrated into lectures or classes. The collection is part of an extensive collection created for the Teaching Geoscience with Visualizations workshop.


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Air-sea Interactions: Activities in Oceanography
Steve LaDochy, California State University, Los Angeles
This online set of activities help students learn properties of ocean waves, wind-wave relationships and properties of tsunamis.

Subject: Oceanography: Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards:Tsunami, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards
Resource Type: Audio/Visual: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities:Lab Activity, Assessments, Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Activities:Classroom Activity

Contour Basics: JAVA Mac/PC
Steve Ackerman and Tom Whittaker, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Space Science and Engineering Center. Starting Point page organized by R.M. MacKay.
A great on-line resource for introducing students to contour plots.

Subject: Oceanography: Geography:Physical, Geoscience:Geology, Oceanography, Atmospheric Science
Resource Type: Audio/Visual: Audio/Visual:Maps, Activities:Classroom Activity, Lab Activity

The 2004 Sumatra Earthquake and Tsunami
Steve Kluge
In this multi-part activity, students study seismograms from different seismic stations recording the Sumatra earthquake of December 26th, 2004 and then determine the epicenter of the quake and track the tsunami it ...

Subject: Oceanography: Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Geoscience:Oceanography, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards:Tsunami, Geoscience:Geology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes
Resource Type: Audio/Visual: Audio/Visual:Maps, Activities:Lab Activity

Wind Surge: Interactive On-line Mac and PC
Bob Mackay, Clark College
Wind surge is a JAVA based applet for exploring how water level on the windward and leeward side of a basin depends on wind speed, basin length, water depth, and boundary type. -

Subject: Oceanography: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Winds, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical
Resource Type: Audio/Visual: Activities:Lab Activity, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Hurricane Visualizations
Compiled by Jen Millner at Montana State University and John McDaris at SERC. Find satellite images and visualizations that illustrate how these violent weather systems form and function, as well as their effects ...

Subject: Oceanography: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards, Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Geoscience:Oceanography, Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather
Resource Type: Audio/Visual: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video

Ocean Chemistry and Productivity
Compiled by Jen Millner at Montana State University Find illustrations, diagrams and models about carbon cycling, phytoplankton, chlorophyll concentration, algal blooms, nutrient cycling and more. Click here to ...

Subject: Oceanography: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological, Chemical
Resource Type: Audio/Visual: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Images/Illustrations

El Nino/La Nina Visualizations
Compiled by Jen Millner (more info) at Montana State University (more info) Find models and animations about El Nino, including sea surface level and sea surface temperature anomalies. Browse the complete set of ...

Subject: Oceanography: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological, Physical
Resource Type: Audio/Visual: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Images/Illustrations, Maps

Ocean Circulation and Upwelling Visualizations
Compiled by Jen Millner at Montana State University Find images and animations about ocean surface currents, upwellings and circulation models. Browse the complete set of Visualization Collections. If you have a ...

Subject: Oceanography: Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical
Resource Type: Audio/Visual: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Images/Illustrations, Maps

Coral Reefs and Atolls
Compiled by Jen Millner at Montana State University Find images and visualizations about marine invertebrate organisms and the ocean ecosystems they inhabit. Browse the complete set of Visualization Collections. ...

Subject: Oceanography: Biology, Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks:Carbonates
Resource Type: Audio/Visual: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Images/Illustrations

Bathymetry Visualizations
Compiled by Jen Millner (more info) at Montana State University (more info) Find models and animations about the bathymetry of the ocean floor. Browse the complete set of Visualization Collections. If you have a ...

Subject: Oceanography: Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Geology and Geophysics, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics
Resource Type: Audio/Visual: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Maps, Images/Illustrations

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