Oceanography Web Sites

OceanWorld. Jason Education Project, Texas A&M University. Excellent resource for general oceanographic information for both students and educators. Provides information on Fisheries, Weather, Forams, Icebergs, Coral Reefs, Jason-1 (a satellite), Ice Ages, Satellites (ocean-monitoring), Waves, El Nino, and Currents. Also provides access to online data, and two online textbooks: Oceanography in the 21 st Century, and Physical Oceanography.

National Oceanographic Data Center. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Government site archives and provides public access to a wealth of global oceanographic and coastal data, products, and information.

NOAA Education. The NOAA Education Portal is your one-stop shop to connect with learning and teaching resources about the ocean and atmosphere. Discover curricula, lesson plans, and real-time data to bring NOAA science into your classroom. Explore opportunities for educators and students of all levels. Apply for competitive funding for education projects.

Earth Observing System (EOS), NASA. EOS is the Earth Observing System, in which satellites are used to monitor changes in climate on Earth from Space. The Educational part of this site provides free posters (one per teacher) about Ocean Processes, and how they relate to climate change, as well as a slide set (digital on-line) this topic. Great for on-line lectures. There are numerous other climate-related posters and slide sets, as well as links to educational products related to climate change.

Introduction to Physical Oceanography. M. Tomczak, Flinders University. Online lecture notes for college introductory physical oceanography course. Includes topography, sea water, salinity, heat and mass budgets, depth, thermodynamics, thermohaline processes, climate, waves, tides, estuaries, instrumentation, and exercises.

Introduction to Physical Oceanography. R.H. Stewart, Texas A&M University. Online lecture notes for college introductory physical oceanography course. Includes historical setting, physical setting, atmospheric influences, heat budget, temperature, salinity and density, equations of motion, ocean winds, geostrophic currents, ocean circulation, vorticity, deep circulation, equatorial processes, numerical models, ocean waves, coastal processes, and tides.

Oceanography, Earth & Marine Sciences, UC San Diego Library. The UC San Diego Library is recognized as having a world-class oceanography collection. Use the online guides, links, and resources below to discover the print and digital collections and resources in oceanography, earth and marine sciences, intended for the support of research at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the world's premier oceanographic institution, researchers at the University of California and at other oceanographic institutions and centers around the world.

Oceanography Resources, Princeton University Library. A guide to resources in ocean sciences.

Oceanography Research Guide, Humboldt State University.


Last Modified on 2023-01-05
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