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Title: Exploring the Ocean Surface with Data from the Global Drifter Program
Url: http://serc.carleton.edu/usingdata/datasheets/GlobalDrifterProgram.htm...
Publisher: Carleton College (Northfield, Minn.)
Description: This guide provides educators with information on the classroom use of buoy data from the Global Drifter Program. This data is produced by an array of over 1000 drifting buoys, monitored by satellite, that make measurements of sea surface temperature (SST) and surface velocity. It is used to track ocean currents and measure properties such as sea surface temperature, salinity, wind speed, and atmospheric pressure. Topics include meteorology, ocean surface currents, and hurricanes. Student skills include using buoy data to map ocean currents; understanding the methods used to measure ocean currents; examining major ocean currents; understanding how ocean currents influence meteorological phenomena such as El Nino; and applying this knowledge to diverse applications, including transportation and monitoring oil spills. Links are provided to access the buoy data, to scientific studies that used this data, and to related educational resources that use buoy data.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Oceanography -- Dynamics of the ocean -- Currents
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Oceanography -- Physical oceanography -- Temperature -- Distribution of temperatures -- Surface
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Oceanography -- Study and teaching
GEM Subject: Science -- Oceanography
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Physical sciences
Key Concept: Oceanography -- Currents
Oceanography -- Temperature
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
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Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
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Secondary Education
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Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Source: DLESE
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