Deep Ocean Currents: Links for Students
Variations in a Salty Ocean
This investigation explores how ocean water may or may not mix. The results may surprise you! This is a student-directed, self-paced investigation with numerous graphics.
Features: Hands-on Investigation, Online Interactivity, Graphics/Multimedia, Inquiry Materials
Abrupt Climate Change: Are We on the Brink of a "New Little Ice Age?"
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute presents a comprehensive look at North Atlantic Ocean currents and how they might be related to "Ice Age" climate conditions.
Wikipedia is a collaborative effort of contributors. This site addresses thermohaline circulation and four important sub-topics: upwelling, downwelling, currents, and hydrothermal circulation.
Features: Graphics/Multimedia, Misconceptions
Can upwelling occur on the New Jersey coast? Sure! View this animation and explanation of how upwelling occurs.
NOAA Learning Objects - Ocean Currents
Through a narrated slide show with motion graphics, students learn about deep and surface ocean currents and their global impact on weather, climate, and human activities. The activity includes as online quiz.
Features: Online Interactivity, Graphics/Multimedia, Core Content, Misconceptions