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Air-sea Interactions: Activities in Oceanography

Steve LaDochy and Pedro Ramirez
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This activity was selected for the On the Cutting Edge Reviewed Teaching Collection

This activity has received positive reviews in a peer review process involving five review categories. The five categories included in the process are

  • Scientific Accuracy
  • Alignment of Learning Goals, Activities, and Assessments
  • Pedagogic Effectiveness
  • Robustness (usability and dependability of all components)
  • Completeness of the ActivitySheet web page

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This page first made public: Oct 23, 2009


This online set of activities help students learn properties of ocean waves, wind-wave relationships and properties of tsunamis. The second part of the module explains El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and its impacts on global climates. Activities includes simple calculations, discovery learning, using multiple choice self-testing. The module uses combination of satellite imagery, simulations, animations and drawings to present relationships between atmospheric and oceanic processes.

Description and Teaching Materials

These activities are located at the following URL: http://instructional1.calstatela.edu/sladoch/web_page2/home_test.htm (more info)

Teaching Notes and Tips

Instructors Notes (Microsoft Word 25kB Jun24 05)


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