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Visit to an Ocean Planet Educational CD-ROM
Entry ID: 01-Ocean_Planet-00
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Summary
Abstract: The "Visit to an Ocean Planet" CD-ROM reveals the importance of our oceans to global climate and life. It allows users to explore the Gulf of Mexico with satellite data, investigate the 1997-98 El Nino, discover "what's up" with Earth-orbiting satellites, and learn about the research activities of real life oceanographers.

The CD-ROM is divided into 3 main sections; Expedition, Mission, and Guide. "Expedition: Gulf of Mexico" is a section whereby you can plan a scientific cruise in the Gulf of Mexico to study whales. Use real scientific data for planning, and build a cruise notebook to decide where and when to go. "Expedition: El Nino" helps you see how our eyes in the sky detected this weather and climate altering event and "Expedition: Meet the Oceanographers" introduces you to some of the people who have made contributions to oceanic sciences and discoveries. In Mission, you will discover may details about the TOPEX/Poseidon mission and learn about previous and future missions. The Guide contains science curriculum and classroom activities. This section also contains movies, images, and background materials for planning your lessons.

The classroom activities are also available on the web site ("http://topex-www.jpl.nasa.gov/education/activities.html") in PDF Format. These activities were provided by various educational organizations and educators for inclusion on the Visit to an Ocean Planet CD-ROM. Activities are divided into 3 categories; climate, oceans, and life each accompanied by an overview, an experiment and a list of objectives.

Related URL
Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Additional online resources related to the TOPEX/Poseidon
mission.

Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: We've prepared a veritable ocean of educational resources on
weather, climate, and oceanic science for learners of all
ages and backgrounds.
Service Citation
Originators: JPL Physical Oceanography DAAC, NASA
Title: Visit to an Ocean Planet Educational CD-ROM
Provider: JPL Physical Oceanography DAAC, NASA
Edition: 1.1
URL: http://topex-www.jpl.nasa.gov/education/cdrom.html
Science Keywords
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >CHEMICAL SPILLS   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >OIL SPILLS   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >SEWAGE DISPOSAL   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >WATER MANAGEMENT   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >CARBON DIOXIDE   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >CONTAMINANTS   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >DISSOLVED GASES   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >OXYGEN   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >PH   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >TURBIDITY   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >WATER TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >CONTOURS   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >LANDFORMS   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TOPOGRAPHIC EFFECTS   [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY   [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SALTWATER INTRUSION   [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SEA SURFACE HEIGHT   [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SEDIMENTATION   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >CONVECTION   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >EDDIES   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >FRESH WATER FLUX   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >OCEAN CURRENTS   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >OCEAN MIXED LAYER   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >TURBULENCE   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >UPWELLING/DOWNWELLING   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >WIND-DRIVEN CIRCULATION   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN HEAT BUDGET >DIFFUSION   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN HEAT BUDGET >HEAT FLUX   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN OPTICS >OCEAN COLOR   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN OPTICS >OPTICAL DEPTH   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN OPTICS >RADIANCE   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN OPTICS >REFLECTANCE   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN OPTICS >SCATTERING   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >WATER TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >WAVE TYPES   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >WIND WAVES   [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY >SALINITY   [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY >SALT TRANSPORT   [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA SURFACE TOPOGRAPHY >SEA SURFACE SLOPE   [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA SURFACE TOPOGRAPHY >SEA SURFACE HEIGHT   [Definition]
OCEANS >TIDES >TIDAL CURRENTS   [Definition]
OCEANS >TIDES >TIDAL RANGE   [Definition]
OCEANS >WATER QUALITY >OCEAN CONTAMINANTS   [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >BIRDS   [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >FISH   [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >MAMMALS   [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >REPTILES   [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES   [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PLANTS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >PLANKTON   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >COASTAL HABITAT   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >REEF HABITAT   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >MARINE HABITAT   [Definition]
ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
ELEVATION
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
INLAND WATERS
OCEANS
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The classroom activities are in PDF format. You will need Adobe
Acrobat Reader to view them.

http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html
Service Provider
Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA

Service Provider Personnel
Name: PO.DAAC USER SERVICES
Phone: (818) 393-7165
Email: podaac at podaac.jpl.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
M/S 300-320
4800 Oak Grove Drive
City: Pasadena
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 91109-8099
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: CD-ROM
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2000-05-08
SERF Last Revision Date: 2009-10-16
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