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Volume 22 Issue 02

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Volume 22, No. 2
Pages 252 - 257


HANDS-ON OCEANOGRAPHY • A Classroom Activity Using Satellite Sea Surface Temperatures to Predict Coral Bleaching

Britt-Anne Parker Tyler R.L. Christensen Scott F. Heron Jessica A. MorganC. Mark Eakin
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Purpose of Activity

• Familiarize students with sea surface temperature (SST) and the use of satellites to remotely sense SST.

• Familiarize students with the effect of SST on coral health.


Parker, B.-A., T.R.L. Christensen, S.F. Heron, J.A. Morgan, and C.M. Eakin. 2009. Hands-on oceanography | A classroom activity using satellite sea surface temperatures to predict coral bleaching. Oceanography 22(2):252–257, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2009.58.

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