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Description:

The map and narrative presented here explain how "low-tech" methods of scientific observation can be used to discern ocean current patterns. 60,000 Nike shoes lost overboard from a storm-tossed cargo ship in the northeastern Pacific in May 1990 began to wash ashore at times and places that coincided with the known surface current in the North Pacific Ocean, which moves in a large slow circle called a gyre.

Subjects:

  • Science > General

Education Levels:

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Keywords:

Space Science,Chemistry,Oceanography,NSDL,Circulation,Coriolis force,Science,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20070206162243211T,High School,Physical oceanography,Space sciences,Physical sciences,Life Science,NSDL_SetSpec_2802835,Astronomy,Physics,Geoscience,Earth science

Language:

English

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