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This glossary provides short definitions of the oceanographic jargon used to describe ocean surface currents. It is designed to accompany the website "Ocean Surface Currents", a reference that provides information on surface currents in the world's oceans. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Glossary
Subject: Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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In this activity, students create a model ocean over which "wind" will be blown, and observe the relationship between the wind and the resulting ocean surface currents. The activity reinforces the concept that surface currents in the ocean are mostly caused by wind. A materials list and instructions are provided, and links to a glossary are embedded in the text. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Presentation / Demo, Map
Subject: Physical oceanography
 
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A joint effort of NOAA Research and the College of Education at the University of South Alabama, this site seeks to provide middle school science students and teachers with research and investigation experiences using on-line resources. It contains activities pertaining to ocean currents (their properties and influence on weather and sea life). Students gather data from other websites, apply the data ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Environmental science, Physical oceanography
 
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This activity will help students to understand how ocean scientists and the Coast Guard determine how the currents on the surface of the ocean are moving. Students will learn how to read vector images of real-time Coastal Ocean Dynamic Application Radar (CODAR) data, and use this knowledge to locate a lost ship off the New Jersey coast. They will apply their knowledge of vectors, surface currents ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Physical oceanography, Technology
 
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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, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Ref. material, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Physical oceanography
 
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This tutorial provides an overview of some of the major factors that cause coastal and open ocean currents. Topics include longshore and rip currents, and upwelling events, as well as discussions of the Coriolis effect, the Ekman spiral, and thermohaline circulation. There is also information on methods for measuring currents and on how ocean currents affect human activities. The 'Roadmap to Resources' ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Module / Unit, Tutorial
Subject: Physical oceanography
 
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Abandoned ships and other objects lost at sea may ride ocean currents for months or even years before sinking or washing ashore. This video segment, adapted from a NOVA broadcast, describes how scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute plotted the trajectories of abandoned sailing ships, whose positions were reported by 19th century sea captains. The tracks of these derelict ships reveal ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Video
Subject: Physical oceanography
 
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This document provides a brief description of the major currents and general circulation patterns of the world's oceans. Links to animations showing satellite imagery of ocean-surface topography and temperature are included. Links to references are embedded in the text. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Visualization - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Physical oceanography
 
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This resource uses text, images, maps and a laboratory exercise to explain how differences in the temperature and salinity of ocean water cause the formation of deep-ocean currents. It is part of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's "Ocean Surface Topography from Space" website. This material is also available on the "Visit to An Ocean Planet" CD-ROM. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lab activity, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map
Subject: Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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Students will make predictions by linking current scientific satellite data to concerns about global climate change. Using maps of sea surface temperature (SST) and ocean surface winds, students will learn how differential heating of Earth results in circulation patterns in the atmosphere and oceans that globally distribute the heat. Students will learn the relationship between the rotation of Earth ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Environmental science, Physical geography, Mathematics
 
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