Week 6:



 Chapter 5 :  The Ocean Circulation/El nino



Ocean Circulation ***


El Nino and Teleconnections ***  PDO Now 


Hurricanes  ***   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJdJlJ1WiI8 Katirna  Track   Srf Temp  Temp at depth  Heat Potential


AccumulatedHurricaneEnergy  http://www.wunderground.com/hurricane/accumulated_cyclone_energy.asp




http://www.atmosedu.com/Geol390/Life/ElNino.html  El Nino link  Quiz study questions and answers at the bottom of this link. ****

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/WorldOfChange/enso.php  ENSO


http://www.learner.org/courses/envsci/unit/text.php?unit=3&secNum=0 Habitable Planet Oceans Unit 3 video on El Nino  and Unit 2 video Part 2 (Hurricanes) video Questions****



DenmarkStrait *** Underway in the Denmark Strait      How to measure an ocean      CTD   (videos)


Hurricane Strike Module 


Practice quiz   ****



Extra Credit idea.


idea #1.  Read the review article Hurricanes and global warming and summarize it (see guidelines for summary).

The "Closer look" on page 67 can also provide insight.



idea #2. Do a web search on the current state of the Gulf coast environment and the environmental impact of the 2010 BP Gulf Oil spill.


idea #3.  Work through the hurricane Strike module.


El Nino Mechanism


    Oscillations Basics