OOI Data Labs Introduction: Dynamic Air-Sea Interactions
From Janice McDonnell
Jacqui Degan, Cape Fear Community College; Dr. Melissa Hicks, Onondaga Community College – SUNY; Dr. Paul Webb, Roger Wiliams University
This new OOI Data Lab allows students to explore several types of data (wave properties, barometric pressure, precipitation) associated with a dramatic atmospheric event on the New England continental shelf. Once students come to a conclusion as to the cause of the event, students are invited to reflect on how this oceanic event affects their life. This case requires students to think of the interaction between atmospheric and sea surface conditions, and the impacts to coastal societies. The authors will review the activity and discuss implementation in their courses.