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Putting Oceans and Great Lakes into Digital Circulation: A New Curriculum

Water doesn't just sit in an ocean, estuary, or lake; it circulates.   How it circulates depends on tides, storms, wind, and other forces.   This relatively easy concept requires complex computer modeling to   fully explain. One of these models is the numerical Regional Ocean   Modeling System (ROMS). Researchers and educators will cooperate to   take ROMS from realms of advanced research and deliver it to high   school and university students. Project leaders will create a way   for students to watch how digital renditions of Lake Superior, Lake   Erie and the Chesapeake Bay respond to virtual winds, seasonal   cycles, pollution spills and other events. Supporting materials and   workshops will help educators integrate the software package into   curriculums. High school students, undergraduates, and researchers   who have not traditionally used numerical models in their   investigations will be able to work with this new tool to understand   water movement.

Status
In progress
Type
Project
Start Date
End Date
Researchers
Jay AustinPrincipal Investigator
Associated with 2 projects
Agencies
Minnesota Sea Grant College Program $ 80,056.00USDEstimates

Funding 30 projects for a total of $2,568,917.00
Scope of Study
Computer simulation model
Literature / Existing Data
Scale of Phenomena
Ecosystem
Physical/Chemical
Processes
Natural Ecological Processes
Natural Physical/Geological Processes
Lake Basin Connecting Channels
Lake Superior
State Province
Michigan
Minnesota
Ontario
Wisconsin

The Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Research Inventory is an
interactive, Internet-based, searchable database created as a tool to collect and disseminate
up-to-date information about research projects in the
Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Region.