Now that you are an expert at interpreting oceanographic data,
you have been asked to write a weekly Ocean Weather Forecast for
a major New Jersey newspaper. In
order to provide your readers with the most up-to-date information,
you will need to visit the COOLroom every day to collect the most
recent ocean data and predict if conditions are right for an upwelling.
Collect the latest sea surface temperature and wind data at the
following links each day from Monday-Thursday for a week (or for
as long as your teacher tells you). You will need two pieces of
surface temperature data
B. Get copies of the Ocean Weather
Forecast Data Sheet for water temperature and wind.
Color a water temperature map to represent the surface temperatures
off the coast of New Jersey each day, and indicate how the colors
relate to the temperatures. Plot the wind speed and direction
on the wind data sheet for each day. When you're done printing
out the Worksheet, return to this window and continue.
the Ocean Weather Forecast Data Sheet.
C. Create Your Forecast Once youve
collected all your data, write your report including the following:
1. A description of the ocean weather for the week
2. A prediction based on your data about whether or not an upwelling
would be expected to happen soon
3. An explanation of whether your data shows it would be (a) good
or bad day(s) to visit and swim at the beach.