Scientists at the COOLroom use a series of radio antennae known as Coastal Ocean Radar, or CODAR, to study the surface currents of the ocean off the coast of New Jersey and New York.
A. Learn more about CODAR. Visit the CODAR page in the "What's COOL?" section to learn how CODAR is used to study ocean surface currents and conditions; and read the Follow That Bloom Science Background. Then learn for yourself how surface currents are measured by doing the CODAR tutorial in the Control Room. When you're done close the windows to continue with this project.
about CODAR in "What's COOL".
2 . Visit
the Control Room and click on the CODAR lever.
B. Based on what you've learned about CODAR, answer the following questions. Record the answers in your notebook.
1. Why is it hard to locate a floating object in the ocean?
2. What are the major forces acting on an object floating in the ocean?
3. What is the Doppler Shift? Give an example of how it works.