Earth and Environmental Science Unit 2: Earths Processes- Atmosphere and Oceans
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Weather and Atmosphere

Weather and Atmosphere | Earth and Environmental Science Unit 2: Earths Processes- Atmosphere and Oceans | Scoop.it

Introductory index page for education resource collections on the patterns, causes, and impacts of weather and atmosphere. A resource from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the US.

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The collections in this thematic area provide educational resources that introduce concepts, provide activities and data for exploring weather and atmospheric sciences, and link to emerging research on these topics.

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Ocean Surface Currents and Temperature

Ocean Surface Currents and Temperature | Earth and Environmental Science Unit 2: Earths Processes- Atmosphere and Oceans | Scoop.it
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Recommended reading from BSSS

Includes interesting up to date information and news items regarding ocean currents including:

 

Where are Australia's fastest ocean currents? (6 August 2014) [more...]
Malaysia Airlines MH370: estimated drift of buoyant wreckage (4 July 2014) [more...]

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What is El Nino and why does it matter? › Ask an Expert (ABC Science)

What is El Nino and why does it matter? › Ask an Expert (ABC Science) | Earth and Environmental Science Unit 2: Earths Processes- Atmosphere and Oceans | Scoop.it
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Looks at the atmospheric phenomenon called El Nino in an easy to read and understandable format which includes diagrams.

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World Ocean Circulation - Global Conveyor Belt

 

In this segment, we explore the global conveyor belt and an alternative model for their depiction of the coupled surface and deep circulation. 

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Global Maps

Global Maps | Earth and Environmental Science Unit 2: Earths Processes- Atmosphere and Oceans | Scoop.it
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NASA satellites give us a global view of what’s happening on our planet. To explore how key parts of Earth’s climate system change from month to month, click on one of the maps.

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Introduction to the Atmosphere

Introduction to the Atmosphere | Earth and Environmental Science Unit 2: Earths Processes- Atmosphere and Oceans | Scoop.it

Physical Geography is a sub-discipline of two much larger fields of study - Geography and Earth Sciences. The main purpose of Physical Geography is to explain the spatial characteristics of the various natural phenomena associated with the Earth's hydrosphere, biosphere, atmosphere, and lithosphere.

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A resource from the BSSS list. Chapters include:

Introduction to Systems Theory
The Universe, Earth, Natural Spheres, and Gaia
Energy and Matter
Introduction to the Atmosphere
Introduction to the Hydrosphere
Introduction to the Biosphere
Introduction to the Lithosphere

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The Ocean Conveyor Belt | CSIRO

The Ocean Conveyor Belt | CSIRO | Earth and Environmental Science Unit 2: Earths Processes- Atmosphere and Oceans | Scoop.it
The thermohaline circulation that distributes heat through the world’s oceans both influences and is influenced by the climate, and is often referred to as the ‘conveyor belt’.
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Clearly describes the relationship between the earths rotation and revolution, climate and ocean currents.

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Australasian ocean currents | CSIRO

Australasian ocean currents | CSIRO | Earth and Environmental Science Unit 2: Earths Processes- Atmosphere and Oceans | Scoop.it
Four ocean and coastal currents in the Australasian region are significant in shaping marine environmental conditions and our climate. Research in the Wealth from Oceans Flagship and its partners seeks to better understand these currents and the role they play in our environment.
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