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TAO SST and Wind Animation


TAO SST and Wind Animation

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A Java animation of realtime climate data from the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) network of moored ocean buoys in the tropical Pacific.
Material Type: Animation
Date Added to MERLOT: April 29, 1997
Date Modified in MERLOT: November 03, 2009
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Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: yes
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure


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Avatar for Sean Chamberlin
11 years ago

Sean Chamberlin (Faculty)

The applet provides an elegant and instantaneous view of sea surface
temperatures, winds and other ocean-air parameters across the equatorial Pacific
Ocean, Such measurements are used as indicators of El Nino events. For the
novice and general education, non-science student, it might be a tad thin on
explanation. With guided inquiry, it has great potential for understanding
physical structure of the water column, air-sea interactions, currents, El Nino
and global heat transfer.

Technical Remarks:

Quite simple to use - point and pop. Could use a link to an FAQ or tutorial.