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View Resource Ocean Circulation and Climate Change

While the mainstream media has provided extensive coverage of El Nino and La Nina -- the warmer and colder phases of a perpetual oscillation in the surface temperature of the tropical Pacific Ocean -- little attention has been paid to deep-water phases. Several recent publications in leading scientific journals (Science and Nature) are adding new dimensions to the link between large-scale ocean...
View Resource Navigation and Ocean Currents

The Coastal Ocean Observatory Laboratory (COOL) Classroom Web site of Rutgers Marine and Coastal Sciences offers several online lessons. The Navigation and Ocean Currents activity provides online and downloadable material such as worksheets, data, and maps to use to complete the activity. Among other things, students are asked to determine the speed of surface currents and calculate the amount of...