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Estuarine mixing
James S. Kuwabara, USGS
Examines the political and ecological implications of assumptions about salinity fields (e.g., those adopted by water-resource managers of San Francisco Bay prior to the 1970s).

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Activities
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography

The Usefulness of Tidal Charts
Elizabeth Nagy-Shadman, Pasadena City College
This 8-page assignment on the topic of ocean tides is intended to be completed by students alone or in small groups during class (with the possible exception of the last page which requires access to the internet) ...

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

Exercise 5: The human impact of sea level changes, plus extensions to impacts of other natural events on human populations
Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College
Barbara and David Tewksbury, Hamilton College Summary In this eight-part exercise, students download NOAA high resolution bathy/topo DEMs and TIGER census data to predict the location of shorelines, the extent of ...

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity
Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards:Tsunami, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Sea Level Change, Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climate Change:Impacts of climate change

Applications of Vector Operators for Surface Atmospheric/Oceanic Processes
David Smith, United States Naval Academy
This lab exercise provides students with activities utilizing vector operations within the context of the atmospheric and oceanic environments.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air pressure, Winds, Atmospheric circulation, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical

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.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Project, Writing Assignment, Lab Activity
Subject: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Geoscience:Oceanography, Hydrology

Collaborative Research Project
Michele LaVigne, Bowdoin College
This is a semester-long research project that I use to provide students with the opportunity to design a class-wide collaborative research project in connection with a local community partner.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Activities
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography

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

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 ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical

Deep water circulation and chemistry jigsaw
Michele LaVigne, Bowdoin College
This activity is designed to introduce students to the way in which thermohaline circulation and the biological pump influence the distribution of nutrients, oxygen, carbon, and radiocarbon in the Atlantic vs. ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Activities
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions, Geoscience:Oceanography, Biology:Biogeochemistry:Carbon Cycling, Geoscience:Oceanography:Chemical, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric and oceanic circulation

Understanding Tides
Tim Cook, Worcester State University
In this activity students investigate tidal phenomena by exploring water level observational (or predicted tidal) data from several locations around the world that provide examples of semi-diurnal, diurnal, and ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities, :Classroom Activity
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography


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