The complexity of the Ocean Observatories Initiative, simplified to a nice simple circle.
What a difference a week makes. Late last week, the waters off New Jersey were between 5-15 degrees below normal. They’re not any more.
A little while back, I received the following question from a Visual Ocean visitor: “When might satellite sst data be more informative than buoy data?”
To celebrate Independence Day, I thought it would be fun to dress up the ocean in a little red, white and blue.
This week, was the start of the 2013 Hurricane Season, and already forecasters have declared the first storm of the season, Tropical Storm Andrea.
Last week, I had an opportunity to look through the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) alongside many other ocean educators at the COSEE Network Meeting. Our goal was to figure out how the NGSS could be used to develop activities.
I hope to occasionally share some of my favorite web sites and blogs in easily digestible chunks. This first roundup features some of the top sites on ocean, climate and environmental data and science.
Conductance is an important measurement of water quality in rivers, and it is often related to river discharge.
The USGS’s National Water Information System provides data that is easily accessible to students, allowing them to investigate real-time river conditions at nearby locations or across the nation.
While temperature, pressure or humidity change with more predictable variation throughout the course of a year, streamflow is more closely correlated with major rain and snow events that occur sporadically throughout the year, often in large doses.