Week 6:

 

Reading:

 Chapter 5 :  The Ocean Circulation/El nino

 

Powerpoint:

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

 

URLs

 

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