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Web-based Resources for Teaching the Ocean System

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    CCM3 T170 Cloud and Precipitation Simulation part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This simulation, from NCAR, shows global patterns of water vapor and precipitation as they change throughout the year. Users may also view the simulation by month.

    Mix and match: how climate selects phytoplankton part of SERC Web Resource Collection

    This is a research article from the journal Nature on the link between climate-driven physical processes and evolution of microbial communities in the ocean. Topics covered include oceanic nutrient ...

    Aquarius: Ocean Circulation part of CLEAN Collection

    This short video from NASA discusses the role that salinity plays in Earth

    The Thermohaline Circulation - The Great Ocean Conveyor Belt part of CLEAN Collection

    This NASA animation depicts thermohaline circulation in the ocean and how it relates to salinity and water density. It illustrates the sinking of water in the cold, dense ocean near Iceland and ...
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    Modeling the oceanic thermohaline circulation with STELLA part of CLEAN Collection

    In this activity for undergraduate students, learners build a highly simplified computer model of thermohaline circulation (THC) in the North Atlantic Ocean and conduct a set of simulation ...

    Hot, Cold, Fresh and Salty part of CLEAN Collection

    The NOAA Ocean Service Education lab requires students create and manipulate solutions simulating different ocean water characteristics in order to recognize that the effects of salinity and ...

    Melting Sea Ice part of CLEAN Collection

    This activity uses a mix of multimedia resources and hands-on activities to support a storyline of investigation into melting sea ice. The lesson begins with a group viewing of a video designed to ...

    Tropical Atlantic Aerosols part of CLEAN Collection

    Students use real satellite data to determine 1) where the greatest concentrations of aerosols are located during the course of a year in the tropical Atlantic region and 2) their source of origin. ...

    Ocean Currents and Sea Surface Temperature part of CLEAN Collection

    In this classroom activity, students access sea surface temperature and wind speed data from a NASA site, plot and compare data, draw conclusions about surface current and sea surface temperature, ...

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