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Title: National Ocean Service Discovery Kit: Welcome to Currents
Url: http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/kits/currents/
Publisher: United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Description: 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' provides a set of links to other online resources on ocean currents, and there is also a set of lesson plans which integrates information presented in the Discovery Kit with data offerings from the Roadmap to Resources. These lesson plans focus on three major causes of ocean currents, and how mariners predict and compensate for the effects of coastal ocean currents while navigating their vessels. A references list is included.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Oceanography -- Dynamics of the ocean -- Currents
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Oceanography -- Study and teaching
GEM Subject: Science -- Oceanography
Science -- Ecology
Science -- Earth science
Key Concept: Oceanography -- Currents
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Auto-Instructional Aids
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Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
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Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2010-10-27 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-09-22 20:02:04 (W3C-DTF)
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