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Ocean Currents

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Ocean Current Resources (from WHOI)

 

Images on the web:

 

I.    Illustrations of ocean circulation

 

A. Surface currents

 

http://donsnotes.com/science/earth/images/ocean.current.map.jpg

 

 

B. Thermohaline circulation and ocean conveyor

 

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/ctl/images/belt.jpg

 

 

http://journals.ametsoc.org/na101/home/literatum/publisher/ams/journals/content/phoc/2012/15200485-42.9/jpo-d-11-0163.1/20120912/images/large/jpo-d-11-0163.1-f1.jpeg

 

 

            1. Antarctic involvement:

            http://en.es-static.us/upl/2011/04/ocean_conveyor_belt_300.jpg

 

            http://www-pord.ucsd.edu/~ltalley/sio210/Global_circulation/schmitz_ldt_overturn.jpg

 

 

            2. Arctic involvement

http://www.eoearth.org/files/121201_121300/121254/320pxFig9.6_thermohaline_ventilation.JPG

 

            http://polardiscovery.whoi.edu/arctic/circulation.html

 

C. Ekman transport

 

http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/kits/currents/media/ekman_spiral.gif

 

D. Coriolus effect

 

http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/kits/currents/05currents1.html

 

 

II.  Tutorial on ocean circulation:

 

http://www.eoearth.org/article/Ocean_processes_of_climatic_importance_in_the_Arctic

 

 

Topics in Oceanography Workshop, WHOI, May 24, 2013

The Moving Ocean: Dr. Steven Jayne and Dr. Claudia Cenedese

 

Online Resources from WHOI's Web Pages

 

I. for the morning talk, by Dr. Steven Jayne

 

Steven Jayne   http://www.whoi.edu/profile/sjayne/

http://www.whoi.edu/science/PO/people/sjayne/

 

Studying the Kuroshio current off Japan: http://www.whoi.edu/science/PO/people/sjayne/projects_kess.html

 

The Kuroshio and sampling Japanese waters after the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster,

http://www.whoi.edu/main/news-releases/2011?tid=3622&cid=103069

and release of the results

http://www.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=7545&tid=3622&cid=133509

 

II. General resources on currents

WHOI Ocean Topics page: Currents, Gyres, and Eddies - links to multimedia, animations, video:

http://www.whoi.edu/main/topic/currents--gyres-eddies

 

Activity on currents from WHOI's educational site Dive and Discover
http://www.divediscover.whoi.edu/expedition4/daily/activity_010410.html

 

Tools for measuring currents:
Floats and Drifters:  http://www.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=10320

Moorings and Buoys:  http://www.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=10316

Moored Profilers: http://www.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=8415&tid=3622&cid=10978

Current Meters:   http://www.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=8415&tid=3622&cid=819

 

III. for the afternoon lab open house by Dr. Claudia Cenedese:

 

Claudia Cenedese  http://www.whoi.edu/profile/ccenedese/

 

Oceanus magazine articles: 

 

"The Ocean - Captured in a Box" http://www.whoi.edu/oceanus/viewArticle.do?id=28706

 

"The Ultimate Fluid Environment for Scientists: the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Program at WHOI" http://www.whoi.edu/oceanus/viewArticle.do?id=51026&sectionid=1000

 

"As the World Turns and the Oceans Flow" http://www.whoi.edu/oceanus/viewArticle.do?id=55486

 

IV. The "Global Ocean Conveyor"

 

Background

http://www.whoi.edu/main/topic/ocean-conveyor

 

Oceanus magazine article: "A Newfound Cog in the Ocean Conveyor:

http://www.whoi.edu/oceanus/viewArticle.do?id=132749

 

Oceanus magazine article: "Ocean Conveyor's 'Pump' Switches Back On"

http://www.whoi.edu/oceanus/viewArticle.do?id=54347

 

Video:

"What Makes the Great Currents Flow?" http://www.whoi.edu/main/topic/ocean-conveyor

 

The global conveyor  http://www.whoi.edu/main/topic/ocean-conveyor

 

 

 

 

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