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Gather Data.1

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A - Current Speed and Direction vs. Depth

The World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) made observations using current meter moorings as part of a large climate research study. In the following section you will be using data from WOCE site ACM7 off the coast of Brazil, which you can see on this map of allthe mooring sites. Questions 1-5 ask you to fill in the chart with the following information:

  • Depth of Current Meter
  • Sea Floor Depth
  • Average Current Speed
  • Average Degrees of Current
  • Average Compass Direction of Current (N,S,E,W)
  • Latitude and Longitude

checkmarkClick here to go to the WOCE CURRENT METER DATA site.

  • Click on "ACM7 - Equatorial Atlantic."
  • Find mooring K327 at 100 meters depth and click "view metadata."
  1. Fill in the missing information in Chart 1 in the activity book.
  • Scroll to the next table.
  • Find mooring K340 at 50 meters depth and click "view metadata."
  1. Fill in the missing information in Chart 1 in the activity book
  • Scroll to the table with mooring K341 at 50 meters depth and click "view metadata."
  1. Fill in the missing information in Chart 1 in the activity book.
  • Scroll to the table with mooring K360 at 100 meters depth and click "view metadata."
  1. Fill in the missing information in Chart 1 in the activity book.
  • Scroll to the table with mooring K361 at 50 meters depth and click "view metadata."
  1. Fill in the missing information in Chart 1 in the activity book.

 

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