Environmental, Geographical, and Geological Sciences
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Materials Contributed through SERC-hosted Projects
Thermohaline Circulation Demonstration part of Cutting Edge:Oceanography:Activities
This activity helps the students to visualize the effects of temperature and salinity on water density, and the resulting thermohaline circulation. Important processes visualized in this demonstration are upwelling, downwelling, and the formation of haloclines, thermoclines and pycnoclines. In addition, mixing by advection is clearly demonstrated.
Oceanography part of Cutting Edge:Oceanography:Courses
Oceanography is a course in the Geosciences where students learn about the environment in which marine organisms live, NOT all about marine organisms. We cover the physical characteristics of the oceans,including the geological, chemical and physical aspects of oceanography, as well as the current technology for studying the oceans. In addition, we will discuss some of the current issues concerning the oceans, such as ocean warming, extent of sea ice, and ocean acidification.