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Surface Currents in the Atlantic Ocean
This page provides links to maps and summary information about thirty-two named surface currents in the Atlantic Ocean. Each current subpage provides summary text detailing velocity and hydrographic observations, plots such as average current speed, drifting buoy positions, sea surface temperature maps, and HYbrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM) simulations. Links are also provided to flow diagrams, maps, animations, and a search engine.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
    • Map
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Dataset:
    • Remotely sensed
Subject:
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2001 - 2005 Miami University
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-008-291
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
        • Understanding about scientific inquiry
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Structure of the earth system
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Understandings about sci. / tech.
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
        • Understandings about scientific inquiry
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Energy in the earth system
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Understandings about science and technology
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Prof Arthur J. Mariano
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
University of Miami

Publisher: HYCOM Consortium for Assimilative Data Modeling
University of Miami
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
http://oceancurrents.rsmas.miami.edu/