William Prothero, University of California at Santa Barbara
This site from William Prothero’s Oceanography course at UCSB features an index of lab activities designed to take two hours each and to be worked on by students in groups of three. They are intended as tutorials in the use of data to study particular phenomena and are followed-up with a writing assignment. Topics include: atmosphere and ocean circulation, deep ocean circulation, El-Nino, greenhouse gases, anthropogenic climate change, Indian monsoon, ozone depletion, paleoclimate, seasonal variations, volcanoes and climate, winds and surface currents, and the question of how good a global citizen is a country. Each topic is linked to a study guide that provides directions, questions, and various data-based resources that can be used in a student presentation that would include an overview of the topic and its significance.