Transfer of Energy from the Ocean to the Atmosphere: Links for Students

The Ocean Atmosphere System

This Web site is a brief introduction on the ocean-atmosphere system. It serves as the basis for a teaching module for a Tulane University earth science course.
http://www.tulane.edu/~spaniels/geol204/oceanatmos.htm


Sunlight and the Earth

This Web site, developed by a retired National Aeronautics and Space Administration physicist, provides introductory information on the transfer of energy from the ocean to the atmosphere.
http://www-spof.gsfc.nasa.gov/stargaze/Sun1lite.htm
Features: Graphics/Multimedia


Hurricane Preparedness

History teaches us that a lack of hurricane awareness and preparation leads to major hurricane disasters. This Web site provides information on hurricane hazards, the Saffir - Simpson Hurricane Scale, and emergency preparedness.
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/intro.html
Features: Graphics/Multimedia


JetStream Online School for Weather: The Atmosphere

The JetStream (National Weather Service Online School for Weather) Web site is designed to help educators and students learn about weather and weather safety. Lesson, which can be easily adapted in the classroom, are include on the JetStream Web site.
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/jet stream/at mos/atmos_intro.htm
Features: Hands-on Investigation, Lesson Ideas, Online Interactivity, Graphics/Multimedia, Assessment, Data Sources, Inquiry Materials


JetStream Online School for Weather: The Ocean

The JetStream (National Weather Service Online School for Weather) Web site provides complete lesson and plans for inquiry activities on the ocean and its role in weather and climate.
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/jet stream/ocean/oceans_intro.htm
Features: Hands-on Investigation, Lesson Ideas, Online Interactivity, Graphics/Multimedia, Assessment, Inquiry Materials, Misconceptions


Variations in a Salty Ocean

Students examine the relationship between temperature and salinity in the ocean and how both of these qualities affect the density of sea water. Students estimate densities for water masses and predict how water mixes in the ocean.
http://www.classzone.com/books/earth _science/tierce/content/
investigations/es2202/es2202page01.cfm

Features: Lesson Ideas, Data Sources, Inquiry Materials


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