Physical Sciences and Technology
Irvine Valley College
Analyzing Real-Time and Historical Wave and Sea Surface Data part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
Students gather and analyze real-time and historical wave height, and sea surface temperature data with emphasis on U.S. west coast and Southern California locations. Analysis of the wave height data allows students to reflect on wave-generating processes and secondary factors that influence wave height in the Southern California Bight. Sea surface temperature data is examined in the context of multiple variables (i.e. heating, coastal depth).