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Identifying Plate Tectonic Boundaries for a Virtual Ocean Basin
Steve Reynolds, Arizona State University - Downtown Phoenix
Students observe an ocean basin and two continental margins to identify possible plate boundaries and predict where earthquakes and volcanoes would occur. They also draw the boundaries in cross section.
Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Tectonics, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Geology and Geophysics
Klaus Neumann, Ball State University
Students read reports about potential sources for tsunamis on the US east coast and compare them with previously discussed dangers for the west cost.
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Geology and Geophysics, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Mass Wasting, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards:Tsunami
Wind Surge: Interactive On-line Mac and PC
Bob Mackay, Clark College
Wind surge is a JAVA based applet for exploring how water level on the windward and leeward side of a basin depends on wind speed, basin length, water depth, and boundary type. -
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Winds, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical
Calculation of the Magnitude of Lunar and Solar Tidal Forces on the Earth
Randal Mandock, Clark Atlanta University; Randal Mandock, Clark Atlanta University
Project in which students calculate the magnitude of lunar and solar tidal forces on the earth. They calculate the solar tidal effect relative to the lunar tidal effect and the relative solar tidal effect for spring-tide conditions.
Subject: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science, Geology, Oceanography
Gulf Anoxia Course Project
Sadredin Moosavi, Tulane University of Louisiana
In this activity students work in groups to investigate the problem of Gulf of Mexico hypoxia before developing mitigation strategies based on local contriubtions to the problem. The students present their ideas in a public meeting debate format from which a solution must be selected by the entire class.
Subject: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Geoscience:Oceanography, Hydrology
Question of the Day: Regeneration of Fish
The two figures shown above are from the The Fishing Game (more info) game. They show the number of new fish per year that are added to the fish "stock," depending on the maximum number of fish that the ...
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Resources, Biology, Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological, Environmental Science:Oceans and Coastal Resources:Fisheries
Question of the Day: Ocean Waves #1
Sketch a simple diagram of an ocean wave and label its crest, trough, and wavelength. You are in a boat and you have a stop watch. How do you measure the period of the ocean waves passing beneath you? What ...
ConcepTest: Effect of Ice Sheet on Sea Level
During the last ice age there was a large ice sheet over much of Canada and the northern U.S. What was the effect on global sea levels? a. Sea level was higher b. Sea level was lower c. Sea level was the same as ...
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology
ConcepTest: Effect of Rain on Sea Level
A majority of Earth's water is in the oceans. Predict what would happen to sea level if rain fell continuously all over the world's oceans. a. Sea level would rise b. Sea level would fall c. Sea level ...
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical
ConcepTest: World Oceans #3
Examine the map of the world's oceans and use it to answer the following question. Which of the locations would yield the highest ocean temperatures? a. C b. F c. G d. E
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions, Physical , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric and oceanic circulation