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Air-sea Interactions: Activities in Oceanography
Steve LaDochy, California State University, Los Angeles
This online set of activities help students learn properties of ocean waves, wind-wave relationships and properties of tsunamis.

Resource Type: Activities: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities:Lab Activity, Assessments, Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Activities:Classroom Activity
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards:Tsunami, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards

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 ...

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

Tsunami assignment
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.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Writing Assignment
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. -

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Winds, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical

Is There a Trend in Hurricane Number or Intensity?
Todd Ellis, SUNY College at Oneonta
This lab guides students through an examination of the hurricane record to determine if there is a trend in hurricane intensity over the past 40 years and introduces some issues related to statistics and ...

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Activities, :Project
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Ocean-Climate Interactions, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Environmental Science:Energy, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Energy, heat and temperature, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric and oceanic circulation

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

The Boxing Day Tsunami
Glenn Richard, SUNY at Stony Brook
Undergraduate students map data from the National Geophysical Data Center and the United States Geological Survey on Google Earth and study visualizations in order to explore the causes and effects of the Tsunami ...

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities
Subject: Environmental Science:Oceans and Coastal Resources, Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards:Tsunami, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Resources, Marine Hazards, Physical , Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes

Investigating the Effect of Warmer Temperatures on Hurricanes
Serena Poli, Eastern Michigan University
Students investigate the link between ocean temperatures and hurricane intensity, analyze instrumental and historical data and speculate on possible future changes.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Activities
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climatology :Climate sensitivity and feedbacks, Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Atmospheric circulation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Oceanography:Physical , Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Environmental Science:Energy, Geoscience:Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Energy, heat and temperature, Extreme weather

Making Sustainable Business Decisions In Four Different Industries and Their Effect on People (Social), Planet (Environment), and Profit (Economics)
Walt White
The student will gain a better understanding of "Global Warming" and the "Triple Bottom Line" by viewing the first two videos. Further the CEO2 game will introduce many new ideas/options that specific industries have to select from in achieving their desired corporate/company goals.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Discussion, Project:Investigative Case Studies, Independent Research, Activities:Project, Activities, :Classroom Activity:Short Activity, Activities:Writing Assignment, Supplement:Activity, Supplement
Subject: Environmental Science:Policy, Environmental Science, Chemistry:General Chemistry:Thermodynamics, Environmental Science:Policy:Energy Policy, Environmental Ethics/Values, Local Policy, Environmental Decision-Making, Environmental Economics, Chemistry:General Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics:Education Practices:Pedagogy, Physics:Education Practices, Thermodynamics & Statistical Mechanics, Education Practices:Instructional Material Design, Active Learning, Chemistry:Environmental Chemistry, Chemistry, Physics:Education Foundations:Societal Issues, Environmental Science:Policy:State Policy, US National Policy, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Global change modeling, Impacts of climate change, Public policy, Greenhouse gas emissions, Greenhouse effect, Climate feedbacks, Natural causes, Anthropogenic causes, Mitigation of climate change, Carbon capture & storage, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Environmental Science:Ecosystems, Policy:Global Policy, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Habitats, Biodiversity, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Recent climate data, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Ecology, Psychology, Sociology, Mathematics:Statistics:Statistical Inference and Techniques:Estimation Principles:Interpretation of Confidence Levels, Mathematics:Statistics:Statistical Inference and Techniques:Estimation Principles, Mathematics:Statistics:Statistical Inference and Techniques, Data Presentation, Data Collection, Data Collection:Observational Studies, Data Management and Organization:Missing Data, Mathematics:Statistics:Data Collection:Data Management and Organization, Mathematics:Statistics:Probability:Elementary Probability, Multivariate Distributions, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Resources, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Natural causes, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:History and evolution of Earth's climate, Mathematics, :Statistics:Probability:Simulation, Mathematics:Statistics:Probability, Mathematics:Statistics, Statistics:Data Collection:Observational Studies:Study Bias Issues, Longitudinal, Economics:Macro policy, International, Quantitative, Micro policy, Markets, Business, Economics:Micro, Macro, Behavioral/Game Theory, Finance, American Studies, Health Sciences, Computer Science, English, Political Science, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Sea Level Change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Carbon capture & storage, Recent climate data, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climate Change:Mitigation of climate change, Public policy , Global change modeling, Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Computer Modeling, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Geoscience:Hydrology, Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Water/Ice, Atmosphere/Climate, Geoscience:Oceanography, Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions, Geoscience:Geology, Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Greenhouse gas emissions, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:El Nino, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Global energy balance, Atmospheric gases, Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality, Geography, :Physical, Human/Cultural, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Evolution of climate and atmosphere, Climate sensitivity and feedbacks, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Climate feedbacks, Anthropogenic causes, History and evolution of Earth's climate, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Climatology :Hydrologic cycle, Regional climates, Geoscience, :Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Greenhouse effect, Environmental Science:Human Population:Nutrition and Famine, Developing/Developed Countries, Environmental Science:Human Population, Land Use and Planning:Industrialization, Environmental Science:Oceans and Coastal Resources, Waste, Oceans and Coastal Resources:Fisheries, Environmental Science:Sustainability, Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Drought, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Ozone depletion, Education:Faculty Development, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather, Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, tornadoes, Environmental Science:Waste:Toxic and Hazardous Wastes, Environmental Science:Forest Resources:Deforestation, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Air Quality, Energy:Renewable & Alternative Energy, Biology, :Diversity, Education, Biology:Ecology, Environmental Science:Waste:Waste Solid :Industrial Waste, Environmental Science:Energy:Efficiency and Energy Conservation, Fossil Fuels, Environmental Science:Energy, Energy:Energy Principles , Energy Policy , Carbon Capture & Storage, Energy Infrastructure

Using Google Earth to measure seacliff erosion rates
Alfred Hochstaedter, Monterey Peninsula College
This lab uses Google Earth to measure the rate of seacliff retreat. It touches upon coastal processes, natural hazards, and coastal management issues. The central focus of the lab is in the Monterey Bay area.

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities, :Lab Activity
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Physical

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