NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Home Page NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Home Page
NASA Logo - Goddard Space Flight Center NASA | GSFC | JPL | Site Map
Aquarius satellite image Aquarius title
Education: Student Outcomes

Filtered by outcome, asset type: 5-8q5, tool
Click here to begin a new search
Outcome: Explain the effect of solar energy heat on ocean circulation.
Grade level: 5-8
Theme: ocean circulation
Flat Tool:
GoogleEarth Interface Tool:

Create global maps of mean conditions for any month at designated depths (down to 1500m) using the pull-down menus. Monthly time-series graphs of salinity, temperature, or density can be plotted by selecting up to six locations (by clicking on the map or typing latitude/latitude information into the fields below). These time-series graphs can also represent up to six different depths. Plotted data will also be shown in a table that is easily downloaded (e.g., into Excel). Sources include interpolated atlas data or actual measurements from the database.

Focus Questions | Flat Tool Tutorial