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The Ocean World site has a wide variety of information regarding the ocean. Established by Texas A and M University's Jason Project, Ocean World provides a wealth of information on weather, forams, icebergs, fisheries, coral reefs, waves, El Nino, currents and more. The site contains information for both students and teachers. The teacher section of the site contains background information on all ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Curriculum, Guide for instructor, Syllabus, Tutorial, Imagery - remotely sensed, Ref. material, Educational portal, Non-profit portal, Ask an expert, In-situ dataset, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Climatology, Cryology, Ecology, Educational theory and practice, Environmental science, Hydrology, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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This Starting Point webpage describes a ConcepTest question that asks students to consider a map of the world and identify which direction a specific ocean current is flowing. The website contains related notes and additional references on ConcepTests. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation, Guide for instructor
Subject: Physical oceanography
 
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This site from SERC's Starting Point features Gallery Walk questions about coastlines. The questions explore coastal features, contour maps of former glacial lake shorelines, impacts of the rise and fall of the Great Lakes, how plants, animals, soil and groundwater are effected by natural hazards, zoning plan development, and dam removal. The questions are organized according to the cognitive level ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Physical oceanography
 
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Java OceanAtlas (JOA) is a multi-OS application for viewing and exploring ocean vertical profile data. JOA is a collection of some of the most useful oceanographic section data from the world ocean with a multi-platform computer application for exploring those data. The website features free downloads of the software, plus a user guide, guided tour, feature list and what's new section. Users can browse ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: In-situ dataset, Software
Subject: Physical oceanography, Technology
 
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This Starting Point webpage describes a ConcepTest question that asks students to examine a map and answer the question, at which location in the diagram below would the waves break closer to the beach? Students are to answer the questions using a diagram representing three possible beach geometries. The website includes the question and additional references. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation, Guide for instructor
Subject: Physical oceanography, Physics
 
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This exercise is a complex puzzle that begins with a description of a stratigraphic section from a deep-sea core. Students are asked to explain the sequence of rock and sediment types and to devise an experiment to test this hypothesis. The Starting Point website describes the learning goals, context, teaching notes and materials, recommended assessment methods, and additional resource links for this ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Geology, Physical oceanography
 
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The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean project (TAO) website displays real-time data from moored ocean buoys. Information collected includes subsurface, sea surface and air temperature, ocean salinity, wind speed and direction, and short and long wavelength solar radiation data. Such data aid in understanding the unusually warm and cold ocean temperatures in the Equatorial Pacific, referred to respectively ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: In-situ dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Physical oceanography
 
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This site from SERC details Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT) warm up questions about marine archaeology and technology. The questions examine how technology has helped and hurt marine archaeology, costs of using technology in marine archaeology, and various aspects of Bob Ballard's 1999 Ashkelon expedition. Assessment tips and related resources are provided. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Physical oceanography
 
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In this report, the Global Fluid Dynamics Laboratory Climate Research Group examines the possible climate impacts of quadrupling atmospheric CO2. Several impacts are discussed, surface air temperature warming, sea level rise, thermohaline circulation changes, mid-latitude summer drying, heat index and temperature increases and possible changes in tropical storms and El Nino. This site provides a nice ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Report
Subject: Atmospheric science, Environmental science, Physical oceanography
 
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This page contains several visualizations which have been prepared in the course of the Global Fluid Dynamics Laboratory's (GFDL) research. Images cover topics such as hurricanes, global warming, radiative transfer, stratospheric processes, El Nino, cyclones and storms, Jupiter and Mars. Some topics also include animations and detailed descriptions. These are offered as examples of various visualization ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Visualization - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Physical oceanography, Space science
 
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