Surface Ocean Currents: Links for Students

Terra Measures Sea Surface Temperatures

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration describes the use of the Terra satellite to measure sea surface temperatures.
Features: Graphics/Multimedia, Data Sources

The Coriolis Effect Animations

This series of four animation sequences can help students understand the fundamentals and importance of the Coriolis effect.
Features: Graphics/Multimedia, Assessment

Rip Currents: Nearshore Fundamentals

This Web site provides a unique look at the fundamentals of nearshore surface current dynamics, emphasizing rip currents. This Web site contains sophisticated animations throughout; download times may be a problem on slower computer systems. User registration is required to use the site, but is free.
Features: Graphics/Multimedia, Assessment

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 an online quiz.

Features: Graphics/Multimedia, Assessment, Misconceptions

Science With NOAA Research: Ocean Temps

Find out how ocean temperatures vary with latitude and longitude and the effect they have on local residents. This is a research and investigation experience using online resources.
Features: Lesson Ideas, Assessment, Inquiry Materials, Misconceptions

How Can One Ocean Current Affect the Whole North Atlantic?

The Gulf Stream carries warm water from the Gulf of Mexico northward along the eastern coast of the United States and across the Atlantic. You will see that the Gulf Stream affects the climate of coastal northern Europe and the fishing stocks of the Atlantic
Features: Lesson Ideas, Graphics/Multimedia, Assessment, Data Sources, Inquiry Materials

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