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The OceanWorld team has spent time scouring the web for websites which will best further your understanding of the topic. The sites are rated and linked below with the high points briefly summarized.

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Rice University

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A lot of work has gone into producing this site. From background information, to numerous amounts of quality resources, to links of teachers experiencing Antarctica, this very thorough site offers plenty about oceans, ice, and weather. Throughout the site, many thought provoking questions or little FYI's get the students thinking along the right track and wondering about this phenomena called ice age.

 

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California State University at Long Beach

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This site shows a graphic which pictorially represents the process called thermohaline circulation. Along with the nice colored graphic is a brief explanation of the process. This graphic comes to us from a set of lecture notes online at California State University.

 

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Rice University

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This site is a part of the Glaciers site done by Rice. It further explains what water does below the surface, in science terms known as deep ocean circulation. The site offers the teacher background information coupled with nice graphics and thought-provoking questions to get the students involved with the information. The questions can be used to check for student understanding. It is this deep water circulation that works with the thermohaline circulation, both of them having a role in ice ages.

 

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University of Bern - Christof Appenzeller

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A nice, detailed description of thermohaline circulation and its role in climate and global change. The site is set up in a question answer format, also including a e-mail link to its writer in case of more questions.

 

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California State University at Long Beach

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This site houses a nice graphic showing the route taken by the great conveyor belt through all three of our oceans. Coupled with the graphic is a brief description describing how the system works and what causes that motion. Graphic comes from a set online course notes out of California State University.

 

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DKRZ -Germany

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Using this wonderfully colored graphic, students can see how our near-ground air temperature has changed over the last 18,000 years, since the time of the last ice age. There is some text along with the graphic to explain what the significance of what it represents.