Sites for Students

The Gulf Stream Voyage

This interactive website comprises an online multidisciplinary project that utilizes both real time data and primary source materials to help guide users to discover the science and history of the Gulf Stream.
http://ciese.org/curriculum/gulfstream/

How Are Currents Measured? STET

This is pg 1 of a 6 pg doc on current measurement. History and explanations
http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/tutorial_currents/06measure1.html

Drifters

This page explains the drifters in detail - what they are and their importance in measuring currents
http://www.oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/technology/tools/drifters/drifters.html

Surface Current Interactive

This is a re-direct from National Network of Real-Time Surface Currents; Page provides opportunity to filter information.
http://cordc.ucsd.edu/projects/mapping/maps/

nowCoast

A web mapping portal to real time data; provides interactive maps and US Coastal information
http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/csdl/op/nowcoast.htm

VISIBLE EARTH

A collection of images and animations
http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_set.php?categoryID=832

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