Jennifer A. Shoemaker, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
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- May be useful when discussing the types of data and technology used to understand climate change and oceanographic response to that change.
- For students to understand images of Earth seen by different satellites, educator may want to pause video and explain what they are seeing.
About the Science
- Earth-based scientific research is augmented by the NASA Earth Observing satellite system that gathers data about ocean surface temperature, surface winds, sea level, circulation, and even marine life.
- Information the satellites obtain help us understand the complex interactions driving the world's oceans today - and gain valuable insight into how the impacts of climate change on oceans might affect us on dry land.
- Emphasis is on the importance of satellites and downplays the importance of surface-based research.
About the Pedagogy
- Full transcript of narration is available.
- Video shows satellites looking down at images of Earth but doesn't explain what the images show (infrared images, ocean circulation images, etc.)
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