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Alaska Tsunami
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In this video adapted from Alaska Sea Grant, discover why multiple tsunamis ...

In this video adapted from Alaska Sea Grant, discover why multiple tsunamis resulted from the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964.

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Ecology
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Oceanography
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
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PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Teachers' Domain
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National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
11/04/2008
Biological Oceanography, Fall 2008
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This graduate course will introduce students to the processes controlling phytoplankton, zooplankton, ...

This graduate course will introduce students to the processes controlling phytoplankton, zooplankton, heterotrophic bacterial and benthic infaunal growth and abundance. We'll do a broad-scale survey of patterns of productivity and abundance in the coastal zones, upwelling centers, gyres, and the deep sea. We'll briefly survey ecosystem simulation models, especially those applicable to the Gulf of Maine. Readings will be from the primary literature and a few book chapters. The effects of anthropogenic effects on marine communities will be stressed throughout. Calculus will be used throughout the course, but there is no formal calculus requirement.

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Oceanography
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Full Course
Provider:
UMass Boston
Provider Set:
UMass Boston OpenCourseWare
Author:
Eugene Gallagher
Date Added:
11/09/2017
Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes
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This activity engages learners in exploring the impact of climate change on ...

This activity engages learners in exploring the impact of climate change on arctic sea ice in the Bering Sea. They graph and analyze sea ice extent data, conduct a lab on thermal expansion of water, and then observe how a scientist collects long-term data on a bird population.

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Biology
Atmospheric Science
Oceanography
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Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Clouds
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In this scenario-based, problem-based learning (PBL) activity, students investigate cloud formation, cloud ...

In this scenario-based, problem-based learning (PBL) activity, students investigate cloud formation, cloud classification, and the role of clouds in heating and cooling the Earth; how to interpret TRMM (Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission) images and data; and the role clouds play in the Earth’s radiant budget and climate. Students assume the role of weather interns in a state climatology office and assist a frustrated student in a homework assignment. Learning is supported by a cloud in a bottle and an ice-albedo demonstration, a three-day cloud monitoring outdoor activity, and student journal assignments. The hands-on activities require two 2-liter soda bottles, an infrared heat lamp, and two thermometers. The resource includes a teacher's guide, questions and answer key, assessment rubric, glossary, and an appendix with information supporting PBL in the classroom.

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Atmospheric Science
Oceanography
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Activity/Lab
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Lesson Plan
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NASA
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NASA Wavelength
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11/09/2017
Comparison of the Effects of Increased CO2 in the Air to Seawater and Distilled Water
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This well designed experiment comparing CO2 impacts on salt water and fresh ...

This well designed experiment comparing CO2 impacts on salt water and fresh water. In a short demonstration students examine how distilled water (i.e., pure water without any dissolved ions or compounds) and seawater are affected differently by increasing carbon dioxide in the air.

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Atmospheric Science
Oceanography
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Activity/Lab
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Author:
Annika Sabrowski
Patrick Silva
S. Soria-Dengg
Date Added:
01/22/2018
Computational Ocean Acoustics (13.853), Spring 2003
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Wave equations for fluid and visco-elastic media. Wave-theory formulations of acoustic source ...

Wave equations for fluid and visco-elastic media. Wave-theory formulations of acoustic source radiation and seismo-acoustic propagation in stratified ocean waveguides. Wavenumber Integration and Normal Mode methods for propagation in plane-stratified media. Seismo-Acoustic modeling of seabeds and ice covers. Seismic interface and surface waves in a stratified seabed. Parabolic Equation and Coupled Mode approaches to propagation in range-dependent ocean waveguides. Numerical modeling of target scattering and reverberation clutter in ocean waveguides. Ocean ambient noise modeling. Students develop propagation models using all the numerical approaches relevant to state-of-the-art acoustic research.

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Oceanography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Schmidt, Henrik
Date Added:
01/01/2003
Cool Cores Capture Climate Change
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This Earth Exploration Toolbook chapter is a detailed computer-based exploration in which ...

This Earth Exploration Toolbook chapter is a detailed computer-based exploration in which students learn how various climatic conditions impact the formations of sediment layers on the ocean floor. They analyze sediment core data from the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica for evidence of climate changes over time. In addition, they interact with various tools and animations throughout the activity, in particular the Paleontological Stratigraphic Interval Construction and Analysis Tool (PSICAT) that is used to construct a climate change model of a sediment core from core images.

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Atmospheric Science
Oceanography
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Activity/Lab
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Author:
Jean Pennycook
Date Added:
01/22/2018
Coral Reefs in Hot Water
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Coral Reefs in Hot Water is a short video displaying computerized data ...

Coral Reefs in Hot Water is a short video displaying computerized data collected on the number of reefs impacted by coral bleaching around the world.

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Biology
Atmospheric Science
Oceanography
Material Type:
Lecture
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Date Added:
01/22/2018
Detecting El Nino in Sea Surface Temperature Data
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This multi-part activity introduces users to normal seasonal sea surface temperature (SST) ...

This multi-part activity introduces users to normal seasonal sea surface temperature (SST) variation as well as extreme variation, as in the case of El Nino and La Nina events, in the equatorial Pacific Ocean. Via a THREDDS server, users learn how to download seasonal SST data for the years 1982 to 1998. Using a geographic information system (GIS), they visualize and analyze that data, looking for the tell-tale SST signature of El Nino and La Nina events that occurred during that time period. At the end, students analyze a season of their own choosing to determine if an El Nino or La Nina SST pattern emerged in that year's data.

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Atmospheric Science
Oceanography
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Activity/Lab
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Author:
Betsy Youngman
David Smith
Date Added:
01/22/2018
Determining What Controls the Temperature of the Land Surface
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In this problem-based learning (PBL) activity, students take on the role of ...

In this problem-based learning (PBL) activity, students take on the role of a student research scientist and explore the role of solar energy in determining climate, focusing on the urban heat island effect. Students conduct research and compare temperatures between two cities, and determine the factors that are responsible for the difference exhibited between them. The lesson is supported by teacher notes, answer key, glossary and an appendix with information about using PBL in the classroom. This is the third of three activities in Investigating the Climate System: Energy, a Balancing Act, and serves as an authentic assessment for all three modules.

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Atmospheric Science
Oceanography
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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NASA
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NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
11/09/2017
Earth as a System
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This short video uses animated imagery from satellite remote sensing systems to ...

This short video uses animated imagery from satellite remote sensing systems to illustrate that Earth is a complex, evolving body characterized by ceaseless change. Adapted from NASA, this visualization helps explain why Earth is an integrated system of components and processes.

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Atmospheric Science
Oceanography
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Date Added:
01/22/2018
The Earth's Heat Budget
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Hands-on laboratory activity that allows students to investigate the effects of distance ...

Hands-on laboratory activity that allows students to investigate the effects of distance and angle on the input of Solar Radiation at Earth's surface, the role played by albedo, the heat capacity of land and water, and how these cause the seasons. Students predict radiative heating based on simple geometry and experiment to test their hypotheses.

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Atmospheric Science
Oceanography
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Activity/Lab
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Date Added:
01/22/2018
El Nino
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This National Geographic video explains the origins of the El Nno Southern ...

This National Geographic video explains the origins of the El Nno Southern Oscillation using animations and shows the impacts on humans, wildlife and habitat, particularly in the United States.

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Atmospheric Science
Oceanography
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Date Added:
01/22/2018
El Niño
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This textbook chapter describes the processes through which El Niño and La ...

This textbook chapter describes the processes through which El Niño and La Niña conditions emerge. The resource includes an animation of ocean currents, and links to current news articles, and a suite of pre- and post-unit assessments. A teacher's guide supports classroom use. This is the eighth chapter in the unit, Energy Flow, exploring the transfer of energy between the atmosphere, oceans, land, and living things over short and long timescales. The resource is part of Global System Science (GSS), an interdisciplinary course for high school students that emphasizes how scientists from a wide variety of fields work together to understand significant problems of global impact.

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Atmospheric Science
Oceanography
Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
10/13/2017
Elementary GLOBE: Cloudscape
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A learning activity for the "Do You Know That Clouds Have Names?" ...

A learning activity for the "Do You Know That Clouds Have Names?" book in the Elementary GLOBE series. Using information from the book and their observations, students construct a sky scene with trees and buildings as reference points on the ground and cloud types ordered by altitude in the sky. Students will describe clouds using their own vocabulary and will then correlate their descriptions with the standard classifications of cloud types used by the GLOBE Program. The purpose of the activity is to help students identify some of the characteristics of clouds and to enable students to observe clouds, describe them in a common vocabulary, and compare their descriptions with the official cloud names. Students will be able to identify cloud types using standard cloud classification names. They will know that the names used for the clouds are based on three factors: their shapes, the altitude at which they occur, and whether they are producing precipitation.

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Technology and Engineering
Ecology
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Astronomy
Atmospheric Science
Chemistry
Oceanography
Physics
Geography
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Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Textbook
Provider:
NASA
The GLOBE Program
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Globe Program
GLOBE Teacher's Guide
Date Added:
11/09/2017
Elementary GLOBE: Magnify That
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Students will learn about magnification and how a magnifying lens works. They ...

Students will learn about magnification and how a magnifying lens works. They will examine a variety of different objects, first without a magnifier and then with a magnifier, and compare what they observe. They will practice observing details of these objects with magnifying lens. The purpose of this activity is for students to learn about observation skills and how tools can help people make observations, what "magnification" means, and to learn that scientists use tools, such as magnifying lenses, to examine objects. Students will be able to identify a magnifying glass and its purposes. They will be able to describe how the same object looks different when using the unaided eye versus a magnifying lens.

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Technology and Engineering
Ecology
Environmental Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Astronomy
Chemistry
Hydrology
Oceanography
Physics
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Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Textbook
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NASA
The GLOBE Program
UCAR
UCAR Staff
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NASA Wavelength
Globe Program
GLOBE Teacher's Guide
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11/09/2017
Evolution of Physical Oceanography, Spring 2007
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Evolution of Physical Oceanography was created to mark the career of Henry ...

Evolution of Physical Oceanography was created to mark the career of Henry M. Stommel, the leading physical oceanographer of the 20th Century and a longtime MIT faculty member. The authors of the different chapters were asked to describe the evolution of their subject over the history of physical oceanography, and to provide a survey of the state-of-the-art of their subject as of 1980. Many of the chapters in this textbook are still up-to-date descriptions of active scientific fields, and all of them are important historical records. This textbook is made available courtesy of The MIT Press.

Subject:
Oceanography
Physics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Warren, Bruce A.
Wunsch, Carl
Date Added:
01/01/2007
Exploring the Link between Hurricanes and Climate using GCM Results
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In this activity, students examine global climate model output and consider the ...

In this activity, students examine global climate model output and consider the potential impact of global warming on tropical cyclone initiation and evolution. As a follow-up, students read two short articles on the connection between hurricanes and global warming and discuss these articles in context of what they have learned from model output.

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Atmospheric Science
Oceanography
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Activity/Lab
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Author:
Cindy Shellito
Date Added:
01/22/2018
Graphing the Extent of Sea Ice in the Arctic and Antarctic
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In this activity, students learn about sea ice extent in both polar ...

In this activity, students learn about sea ice extent in both polar regions (Arctic and Antarctic). They start out by forming a hypothesis on the variability of sea ice, testing the hypothesis by graphing real data from a recent 3-year period to learn about seasonal variations and over a 25-year period to learn about longer-term trends, and finish with a discussion of their results and predictions.

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Atmospheric Science
Oceanography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Provider Set:
CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Author:
Randy Russell
Date Added:
01/22/2018