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Climate Change and Atlantic Hurricanes: A GIS Inquiry
Chris Van de Ven, Albion College
Students make hypotheses about how hurricane numbers, locations, or intensities have been changing, and then use hurricane tracks, wind speed, barometric pressure, and dates to test their hypotheses.

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

Comparison of Two Hurricanes
David Kobilka, Central Lakes College-Brainerd
In this activity students synthesize ideas from lecture, reading, and viewing two PBS NOVA videos on hurricanes.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities
Subject: Geoscience, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Geoscience:Oceanography, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology

Case Study: Coastal Stabilization Structures
Al Trujillo, Palomar College
This ocean activity is used to help students analyze different solutions to a real-world case study of the problem of using various coastal stabilization structures. It is intended to be used as a small group ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Activities
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Environmental Science:Policy, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Policy, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Coastal-zone

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

2011 Tsunami Propagation
Julie Martin, Hartnell College
This activity uses data collected from DART (Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis) stations in the Pacific following the 2011 tsunami generated off the coast of Japan. Students are required to map the ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Activities
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards:Tsunami, Geoscience:Oceanography

Ocean Circulation
Dan Morgan, Vanderbilt University
Laboratory exercise to explore water density, surface ocean currents, and ocean circulation

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Activities
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Geoscience:Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions

Tsunami and the Depth of the Ocean
Martin Farley, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
An inquiry approach to using the celerity (=velocity) of a tsunami to measure the depth of the ocean along its path. Tsunami are shallow-water waves, because their wavelengths are so long relative to ocean depth. ...

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

Getting a Grip on Hydrogen Bonds
Elizabeth Nagy-Shadman, Pasadena City College
The purpose of this brief (~15 minutes) activity is for students to directly observe some of the unique properties of water that are the result of hydrogen bonds, such as capillary action, adhesion, cohesion, and ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Activities
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Oceanography:Chemical, Chemistry:General Chemistry:Properties of Matter

Mapping Paleocurrents: Using the Past to Understand the Present
Laurie Grigg, Norwich University
In this activity, students are given a series of world maps showing the different configurations of the continents through geologic history. Working back from the present, students reconstruct the location of past ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity, Activities
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Geoscience:Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions

Marine Debris: Fishing for Microplastics in Your Home
Julie Masura, University of Washington-Tacoma Campus
Students engage with the issue of plastics found in the ocean environment, by exploring products in their homes which contain plastics; they also learn how to calculate the concentration of plastics found in a chosen personal care product.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Environmental Science


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