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Description:

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 NiÃo and La NiÃa 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 NiÃo or La NiÃa SST pattern emerged in that year's data.

Subjects:

    Education Levels:

    • Grade 6
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9

    Keywords:

    oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110214184349555T,Higher Education,Oceanography,NSDL,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-026,Climate Change,Undergraduate (Lower Division),History/Policy/Law,High School,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Natural causes,Middle School,El Nino/La Nina,Climatology,Global Change and Climate,Geoscience

    Language:

    English

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    Public - Available to anyone

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    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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