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Graphing Ocean Acidification

King's Center for Visualization in Science

This applet is an ocean acidification grapher that allows user to plot changes in atmospheric C02 against ocean pH, from 1988 to 2009, in the central North Pacific.

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Teaching Tips | Science | Pedagogy | Technical Details

Teaching Tips

  • Excellent ocean acidification graphing tool to use in an oceanography/marine biology class. Requires additional information about context, relevance to climate change, and interpretation of data.
  • Viewing the visualization in its lesson context http://www.explainingclimatechange.ca/Climate%20Change/Lessons/Lesson%208/lesson8.html would be useful to the educator before using the tool with students.
  • The app might best be used in the context of additional information and interpretation.

About the Science

  • Visualization is a graphing tool for plotting changes in atmospheric C02 against pH from 1988 to 2009. Data used is adapted from published data, but how it is adapted is not specified.
  • Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.

About the Pedagogy

Technical Details/Ease of Use

  • Easy to click the buttons to plot the data and draw a trend line.

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