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Tsunami Travel Time Approximation
Eric Grosfils, Pomona College
Eric Grosfils, Pomona College Summary Students are asked to calculate approximate tsunami travel times across the Pacific basin. The assignment builds off of a lab introducing students to Spatial Analyst, and ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Problem Set, Activities
Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards:Tsunami, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards

Hurricane Tracking
Lisa Doner, Plymouth State University
This is a homework assignment that focuses student attention on ongoing hurricane/tropical storm development, often during the height of hurricane season. The students are directed to a web site (I like ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Writing Assignment, Activities, :Problem Set
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Forecasting, Air masses and fronts, Winds, Clouds and precipitation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Environmental Science:Energy, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air pressure, Extreme weather

Sound and light in the ocean
In this activity students read graphs, make calculations, and interpret both to see how sound is a more effective tool than light when we want to "see" in the ocean.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Problem Set, Activities
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological, Physical , Geoscience:Oceanography

What is the fate of CO2 produced by fossil fuel combustion?
Paul Quay
A box model is used to simulate the build up of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere during the industrial era and predict the future increase in atmospheric CO2 levels during the next century.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Problem Set, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Tools
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Greenhouse effect, Global change modeling, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Climate sensitivity and feedbacks, Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Atmospheric gases, Geoscience:Oceanography, Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Climate feedbacks, Biology, Geoscience:Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Global change modeling, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Climate Change:Climate feedbacks, Greenhouse effect

Waves and Tides: Understanding Characteristics & Practice Problems
Stephanie Jaeger, Green River Community College
Part A: Students identify basic characteristics and terminology for waves. Part B: Students define factors that influence tides and practice using tide charts and tide tables.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Problem Set, Activities
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography

What Kind of Continental Margin am I? Active or Passive?
Laura Wetzel, Eckerd College; Cindy Palinkas, University of Maryland-College Park; Karen Bemis, Rutgers University-New Brunswick; John McDaris, Carleton College
Volcanoes, earthquakes, and topography reveal whether a continental margin is active or passive. In this activity, students use the GeoMapApp tool to work with earthquake, volcano, and topographic data to identify ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Problem Set
Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics

El Niño and Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions in the Tropical Pacific
Tim Cook, Worcester State University
This activity investigates the oceanographic and climatic characteristics of El Niño/La Niña (ENSO) events using observational data from moored ocean buoys in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Data are obtained from ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Problem Set, Activities, :Project, Writing Assignment
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :El Nino/La Nina, Geoscience:Oceanography

The Usefulness of Tidal Charts