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El Nino
Great Lakes
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A - Research

  1. Research "density currents".  Relate density currents to "upwelling".
  2. Find out how upwelling is related to El Nino.
  3. Research the different types of sailing vessels used by traders in the 1500's through the 1900's.  How did the materials used to build the vessels change?  How did the sails change?  How did the navigation change?
  4. Research "doldrums" and "horse latitudes."  Why were these areas named this way?

B - Related Web Sites

  1. Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Project
  2. OSU Buoy Group
  3. World Ocean Circulation Experiment Global Data Resource
  4. TAO Mooring Information
  5. Ocean Surface Current Analyses - Realtime (OSCAR)