Visit the upwelling links in the Control Room and "What's
COOL?" to learn more about upwelling.
When you're done close the windows to continue with this project.
to Upwelling Index in "What's COOL?"
on the Upwelling lever in the Control Room to do the Upwelling
B. Based on what you just
learned, use the Ocean Weather Forecast Worksheet to answer the
questions in the "What Is an Upwelling?" section.
Print out the worksheet and record your answers in your notebook.
When you're done printing out the Worksheet, return to this window
the Ocean Weather Forecast Worksheet.
C. Use the four satellite images
below to track the water temperature at the LEO-15 research site
off the coast of New Jersey. Answer
the questions in "Seeing an Upwelling" section of your
Ocean Weather Forecast Worksheet. Record your observations in
Click on satellite thumbnails below
for larger views to track water temperature over time.
D. Now lets take a
look at how scientists use CTD data to see if an upwelling is
happening, or to predict if one might happen in the next few days.
The four CTD temperature images below were collected using a CTD
towed behind a boat in the LEO-15 research area on the same dates
as the satellite images, which means that the two types of images
can be compared. The boat towing the CTD started on the left side
of the image (closest to land), and collected information as it
moved towards the right side (further out in the ocean). Use the
four CTD images below to answer the questions in the Seeing an
Upwelling section of your Ocean Weather Forecast worksheet.
Click on CTD thumbnails below to compare
CTD images to satellite images.