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El Nino
Great Lakes
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A - Current Meter Floats

checkmarkClick here to go to the LAGRANGIAN DRIFTER FLOAT site.

  1. What five sensors are attached to a Langrarian drifter? 
  2. What do the sensors measure?

B - Interpreting Graphical Current Marks

checkmarkClick here to go to the AVERAGE ATLANTIC CURRENT VELOCITY site.

  1. At what latitude range is the current strongest?  _____to_____
  2. Use the legend at the top of the graph and a metric ruler to measure the strongest current.  About how fast is the current?

C - Numerical Compass Directions

  • Review the information in your activity book that shows you how to convert degrees into directions.