Changing Planet: The Case of the Leaky Gyre
http://www.windows2universe.org/teacher_resources/leaky_gyre.html

Missy Holzer, Windows to the Universe


In this activity, students model circulation in gyres, explore characteristics of gyres found around the world, and predict the climate impacts of changes to the circulation in these gyres and climate on adjacent land. Gyres, large systems of rotating ocean currents, play an important role in Earth's climate system.

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Subject: Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Natural causes, Geoscience:Oceanography, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Natural causes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology
Resource Type: Activities
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)