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.
Mix and match: how climate selects phytoplankton part of SERC Web Resource Collection
This is a research article from the journal Nature on the link between climate-driven physical processes and evolution of microbial communities in the ocean. Topics covered include oceanic nutrient ...
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, ...
Great Ocean Conveyor Belt: Part II part of SERC Web Resource Collection
This podcast features the Great Ocean Conveyor Belt and potential impact of an increase in fresh water (from melting sea ice the Arctic) entering the North Atlantic. It includes interviews with two ...
Hot, Cold, Fresh and Salty part of CLEAN Collection
The NOAA Ocean Service Education lab requires students create and manipulate solutions simulating different ocean water characteristics in order to recognize that the effects of salinity and ...
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.
The Role of Ocean Currents in Climate part of CLEAN Collection
This video segment uses data-based visual NOAA representations to trace the path of surface ocean currents around the globe and explore their role in creating climate zones. Ocean surface currents ...
A Rising Tide - Linking Ocean and Ice part of CLEAN Collection
This audio slideshow/video describes the Greenland ice sheet and the difficulties in getting scientific measurements at the interface between the ice and the ocean. It features the work of a ...
Climate Change and the Oceans part of CLEAN Collection
This activity covers the role that the oceans may play in climate change and how climate change may affect the oceans. It is lesson 8 in a nine-lesson module Visualizing and Understanding the ...