Oceanography Data Access Tutorials

William Prothero, University of California at Santa Barbara

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This site from William Prothero’s Oceanography course at UCSB features an index of lab activities designed to take two hours each and to be worked on by students in groups of three. They are intended as tutorials in the use of data to study particular phenomena and are followed-up with a writing assignment. Topics include: atmosphere and ocean circulation, deep ocean circulation, El-Nino, greenhouse gases, anthropogenic climate change, Indian monsoon, ozone depletion, paleoclimate, seasonal variations, volcanoes and climate, winds and surface currents, and the question of how good a global citizen is a country. Each topic is linked to a study guide that provides directions, questions, and various data-based resources that can be used in a student presentation that would include an overview of the topic and its significance.

Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Winds, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climate Change:Anthropogenic causes, Geoscience:Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Greenhouse gas emissions, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:El Nino, Climate Change:Anthropogenic causes, Greenhouse gas emissions, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Ozone depletion
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection
Topics: Climate, Ocean:Physical Oceanography
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Weather, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Oceanography, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science, Atmospheric Science