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Using Data to Teach the Ocean System

This collection of web sites contains data-rich resources that can be used for developing teaching materials. This is a subset drawn from our larger collection, Using Data in the Classroom. Please suggest data-rich resources that you think would be useful in teaching oceanography.


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Visualizing Carbon Pathways part of Earth Exploration Toolbook:Carbon
DATA: NASA Satellite Images TOOLS: ImageJ and Image Composite Explorer (ICE) of NASA Earth Observations (NEO). SUMMARY: Build animations of satellite data to illustrate and explore carbon pathways through the Earth system.

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Exploring Seafloor Topography part of Earth Exploration Toolbook:Sea Floor
DATA: Digital Elevation Model Data. TOOL: GeoMapApp. SUMMARY: Explore a timeline about how we have learned about the oceans. Construct a profile across the Atlantic Ocean and create 3-D visualizations of the seafloor.

Water Quality-Total Dissolved Solids part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with Data:Examples
Students use a microcomputer connected to a conductivity probe to measure the total dissolved solids in local area water samples. -

Discover Clues from a Colder Climate with GeoMapApp part of Earth Exploration Toolbook:Ice Stream
DATA: Global Digital Elevation Model (DEM) TOOLS: GeoMapApp, Spreadsheet SUMMARY: Use GeoMapApp to search for evidence of glacial expansion and retreat. Produce a research report of your findings modeled on peer-reviewed papers in the field of glaciology.

Tsunamis Database part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The tsunamis database allows users to find and compare tsunamis that have struck across the world based on their location, date, intensity, and the number of lives they have claimed

NCAR Community Data Portal part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The Community Data Portal (CDP) is a collection of earth science datasets and applications from NCAR, UCAR, UOP, and participating organizations in the following research areas: oceanic, atmospheric, ...

Marine Geology and Geophysics part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website provides bathymetry, topography and relief data; digital coastlines; an interactive coastline extractor; ocean mapping; the geomorphology ...

Science Bulletins part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The Science Bulletins Web site brings free, current science to the general public, informal learning centers, and classrooms. The Earth Science Bulletins present ongoing research and recent ...

WWW Tide and Current Predictor part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web page is a tide and current predictor provided by Dean Pentcheff from the University of South Carolina. The site allows you to select a region, choose the location, and then prepare a ...

Tsunami Data and Information part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The Tsunami Database is a global digital database containing information on more than 2000 tsunamis maintained by the National Geophysical Data Center. This is an interactive site; the user is asked ...

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