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Learning Exercise: Ocean Surface Topography From Space

Ocean Surface Topography From Space
siemap/FAQ/Links/Glossary/ Click on the Earth and date that you want to see. Click on the El Nino/La Nina and PDO. Great illustrations and explanations of Normal Conditions compared to El Nino and of El Nino and La Nino. Science objectives and Practical applications are listed and eplained.
Course: Earth Science/Meterology/Oceanography/Environmental


Submitted by:
Toni Thezier
Date Last Modified:
June 25, 2005




  • College General Ed
  • High School


Ocean current StudiesClimate Research/Hurricane Forcasting/El Nino and La Nino Forcasting/Weather associated with they conditions/Ship routing/Offshore Industries/Marine Mammal Research/Coral Reef Research/Fisheries Reseach/Ocean Debri Tracking/


This should be used after teacher introduction and while studying from the classroom text.

Learning Objectives

Students will learn how scientist research ocean currents and events that are related to climate, violent storms such as Hurricanes and when, where and how El Nino and La Nino occur. They will learn what the data collected by the scientists is used for and they will do or observe a lab that illustrates to the students what happens during an El Nino event.

Type of Task

  • Student-centered
  • Supplemental activity
  • Team

Technical Notes

computers with internet for each group of students or a teacher computer with internet and projector are needed. Students can be given a list of what to look for and questions for them to answer. They can draw the comparisons illustrated for them. They can make a list of the science objectives and Practical applications.