Type:

Other

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 Nino and La Nina 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 Nino and La Nina SST pattern emerged in that year's data.

Subjects:

  • Education > General
  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

NSDL,Grade 8,Grade 9,Space Science,Mathematics,Social Sciences,Temperature,Humans and the environment,Science process skills,NSDL_SetSpec_1007936,High School,Grade 10,Grade 11,Grade 12,Analyzing data,Informal Education,Climate,Middle School,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Earth and space science,Environmental change,Global climate change,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120114184907561T,Science as inquiry,Grade 7,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,General,Weather,Personal and social issues,Education,Geoscience

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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