Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulation Exercise

Karen Grove, San Francisco State University

This exercise from Professor Karen Grove at San Francisco State University uses data to illustrate how the ocean circulates and influences the earth’s climate. There are three parts: plotting ocean buoy data to show surface currents, satellite images and atmospheric / oceanic circulation, and the vertical structure of the equatorial Pacific Ocean.

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Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Maps, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities, Activities:Lab Activity
Inquiry Level: Step-By-Step Instruction
Special Interest: Computer-Based, Real-Time Data
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14)
Ready for Use: Ready to Use
Topics: Ocean:Physical Oceanography, Climate
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Oceanography, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science