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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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Ocean Circulation
Bob Mackay, Clark College
Students view and analyze buoy, satellite, temperature vs. depth data to learn about ocean circulation and how is related to atmospheric circulation. -

Subject: Oceanography: Geoscience:Oceanography:Chemical, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Ocean-Climate Interactions
Resource Type: Audio/Visual: Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities, :Lab Activity

Visualizations Useful for Teaching Tides
Photos, simple animations, animated maps (with video introduction), and field videos that can be integrated into lectures or classes on tides, their distribution in space and time, their role in sedimentary processes, and their use as an energy source.

Subject: Oceanography: Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks:Clastics , Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Sediment Transport and Deposition, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science, Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Depositional environments, Depositional environments:Marginal-Marine
Resource Type: Audio/Visual: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Images/Illustrations, Maps

Visualizations Useful for Teaching Tides
Photos, simple animations, animated maps (with video introduction), and field videos that can be integrated into lectures or classes on tides, their distribution in space and time, their role in sedimentary processes, and their use as an energy source.

Subject: Oceanography: Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks:Clastics , Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Sediment Transport and Deposition, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science, Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Depositional environments, Depositional environments:Marginal-Marine
Resource Type: Audio/Visual: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Images/Illustrations, Maps

Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America
Abigail Howe American Geological Institute
Abigail Howe American Geological Institute - The Earth Science World ImageBank (more info) (ESWIB) is a free resource under development by AGI in which students and teachers can find a variety of geoscience ...

Subject: Oceanography: Geoscience:Oceanography, Hydrology, Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Geology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual: Audio/Visual:Collections, Images/Illustrations

Comparison of Two Hurricanes
David Kobilka, Central Lakes College-Brainerd
In this activity students synthesize ideas from lecture, reading, and viewing two PBS NOVA videos on hurricanes.

Subject: Oceanography: Geoscience, :Oceanography, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards
Resource Type: Audio/Visual: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Activities

Tsunami Caught on Camera
A British Documentary on the Boxing Day Tsunami that hit Asia in 2004

Subject: Oceanography: Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards:Tsunami
Resource Type: Audio/Visual: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video

Japan Earthquake: Helicopter aerial view video of giant tsunami waves
This video is of the tsunami in Japan in 2011.

Subject: Oceanography: Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards:Tsunami
Resource Type: Audio/Visual: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video

Brinicle / Icy Finger of Death- Frozen Planet
Time-lapse footage of salt water being excluded from the sea ice and sinking & freezing

Subject: Oceanography: Geoscience:Oceanography:Chemical, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics
Resource Type: Audio/Visual: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video

Trends in Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide
NOAA Time-lapse animation showing rising CO2 levels over time

Subject: Oceanography: Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, Geoscience:Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records
Resource Type: Audio/Visual: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video

2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 8.9-9 megathrust earthquake off the north eastern coast of Japan triggered a large tsunami, with wave heights reaching up to 10m. These two events caused widespread devastation and destruction in Japan, including washing away entire cities as well as damaging the country's nuclear power plants, thus causing potential meltdowns.

Subject: Oceanography: Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Coastal Hazards:Tsunami
Resource Type: Audio/Visual: Audio/Visual:Collections




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