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Gather Data.4

C - Open Ocean Current Speed and Direction at 160 Meters

checkmarkClick here to go to the TROPICAL ATMOSPHERE OCEAN ARRAY 160 METER site.

  1. Write the average current speed and direction at 160 meters in Chart 2 in the activity book.

D - Open Ocean Current Speed and Direction at 250 Meters

checkmarkClick here to go to the TROPICAL ATMOSPHERE OCEAN ARRAY 250 METER site.

  1. Write the average speed at 250 meters in Chart 2 in the activity book.
  2. Write the direction of current flow at 250 meters in Chart 2 in the activity book.

E - Interpreting Data in Chart 2 of the Activity Book

  1. Is there a relationship between depth and current speed? If so, what is it?
  2. Is there a relationship between depth and current direction?  If so, what is it?

F - GPS Upgraded Drifters

checkmarkClick here to go to the GLOBAL POSITIONING SATELLITE TRACKING site.

  1. What advantage is there to running the drifter's transmitter more often?

 

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