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Exploring the Ocean Surface with Data from the Global Drifter Program part of Datasheets
Buoy Data from the Global Drifter Program (more info) provide real-time and historical data for over 1000 global drifter buoys. Data monitored include buoy position and sea surface temperature (SST).

Exploring Oceanography in the Classroom Using Data from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute part of Datasheets
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) provides near real-time, quality controlled, oceanographic data in many places on it's website. Four of the main datasets include: mooring, mapping, MUSE ...

Exploring Mote Marine Laboratory Oceanography Data in the Classroom part of Datasheets
Transect station data from the Phytoplankton Ecology Program at the Mote Marine Laboratory provide processed data in graphical form illustrating salinity, temperature, fluorescence, and density for a transect ...

Exploring USGS Peak Streamflow Data in the Classroom part of Datasheets
This real-time raw and processed streamflow data from over 7000 stream gauges nationwide is from the United States Geological Survey. The data are presented in a variety of formats including graphs, tables, ...

Exploring TOXMAP Data in the Classroom part of Datasheets
Accessing Environmental Toxicology Data at TOXMAP allows users to create and view maps of chemicals released into the air, ground, and water. Maps show the locations of facilities that have had chemical releases, ...

Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America part of Cutting Edge:Data, Simulations and Models:Workshop 03:Activities
Alexandra Moore Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University - Discover Our Earth (more info) is a GIS-based application for the Web that allows students to access, query, and display spatial ...

Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America part of Cutting Edge:Data, Simulations and Models:Workshop 03:Activities
Mark Chandler Columbia University/NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. - EdGCM is a full-scale, 4-D, student-friendly, global climate model (GCM) that runs on inexpensive desktop computers, which allows ...

Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America part of Cutting Edge:Data, Simulations and Models:Workshop 03:Activities
Tamara Shapiro Ledley TERC - The Earth Exploration Toolbook (EET) provides step-by-step instructions for using Earth science datasets and software tools in educational settings. Each chapter of the EET walks users ...

Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America part of Cutting Edge:Data, Simulations and Models:Workshop 03:Activities
Robert Simmon, NASA GSFC - The Image Composite Editor is designed to be an easy first step into the realm of Earth system science, image processing, data analysis, and satellite remote sensing via your Web browser. ...

Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America part of Cutting Edge:Data, Simulations and Models:Workshop 03:Activities
Rajul Pandya DLESE Program Center - The VGEE is an online learning environment that helps undergraduate students learn fundamental Earth system science concepts through hands-on interaction with scientific ...