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Mapping El-Niño

A Production of Oregon Sea Grant


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Class Overview

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Goals, Objectives and Benchmarks

Our Goals for this class are:

Oregon Education Common Curriculum Goals and Benchmarks

Measuring the Oceans

TAO Buoy Array

The Buoy System

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Data Relay

Creating Computer Models


Monthly Mean SST

SST Climatologies

SST Anomalies

El-Niño SST Anomalies

Procedures for Mapping El-Niño

List of Materials

Step #1 Identify TAO Buoy Locations

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Step #2 - Determine SST Values at each TAO Buoy location

Determine Real-time SST

Determine Normal SST

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Step #3 Develop your own SST Anomaly Map

Pacific Ocean Worksheet

Helpful Hints

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The Answers


Monthly Mean SST’s & Climatologies

January 1997

February 1997

March 1997

April 1997

May 1997

June 1997

July 1997

August 1997

September 1997

October 1997

November 1997

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Author: Hatfield Marine Science Center

Email: crouser@ucs.orst.edu

Home Page: http://www.coexploration.org/elnino

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