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Seasonality in the Ocean

Using ocean data products, students will explore the relationship between seasons as we observe them on land and seasons in the ocean. Working in pairs or small groups, students will be challenged to explain the differences and similarities seen within the ocean data to their experiences with continental seasons.

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This satellite image shows the annual average phytoplankton chlorophyll (a measure of phytoplankton biomass) in the global ocean. It was made by averaging all of the data collected by the SeaWiF\'s satellite sensor during a single year.

Small Plants, Big Ocean

Dr. Jim Yoder has always been fascinated by the microscopic plants that grow in the ocean. Early in his career he studied them in his lab and wondered if his flasks really matched the ocean environment. Little did he realize how new technologies like satellites would soon be able to give him a much larger […]

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