Ocean Studies Investigations Manual
- Investigations lead students through the analysis and interpretation of real-world ocean data
- Two investigations per textbook chapter, a total of 30 lab-related investigations
- Each investigation is self-contained in the Manual, and may be supplemented using Current Ocean Studies on the RealTime Ocean Portal
As each Investigations Manual activity is self-contained, AMS Ocean Studies course materials are available to instructors in their entirety prior to the beginning of a term.
Instructors who want their students to study ocean in real-time can supplement the investigations with Current Ocean Studies, posted weekly on the RealTime Ocean Portal. View this year's schedule for Current Weather Studies.
Orders for the Ocean Studies Investigations Manual and/or other course materials should be placed through your college bookstore. Go to the Order Class Materials page for details. Students can also place orders directly through the AMSEDU Bookstore.
If you are a faculty member interested in using the AMS Ocean Studies materials in a current or future course offering, you may request an examination copy of the Textbook and Investigations Manual, which includes guest access to the RealTime Ocean Portal.
|1A: Ocean in the Earth System (copyright notice)||1B: Ocean in the Global Water Cycle (copyright notice)|
|2A: Seeing the Bottom of the Ocean||2B: Ocean Bottom Bathymetry|
|3A: Seawater Temperature, Salinity and Density||3B: Fresh Water, Ocean Water and Sea Ice|
|4A: What Goes Down||4B: Sediment from Land to Sea|
|5A: Ocean-Atmosphere Connections||5B: Incoming Solar Radiation and Sea Surface Temperature|
|6A: Wind-Driven Ocean Circulation and Ocean Gyres||6B: Density-Driven Circulation and Water Masses|
|7A: Deep- and Shallow-Water Waves||7B: Tides|
|8A: Coastal Processes||8B: Open Ocean and Coastal Impaces of Tropical Cyclones|
|9A: Upwelling and Ocean Productivity||9B: Chesapeake Bay Estuary|
|10A: Marine Food Webs||10B: Ocean Life|
|11A: Seawater Temperature, Pressure and Surface Ocean Currents||11B: El Niño/La Niña: The Ocean- Atmosphere Connection|
|12A: Change in Earth's Climate System||12B: The Ocean and Climate Change|
|13A: The Sea and the Shore||13B: Sensing the Top 2 km of the Ocean in Near Real Time|
|14A: Fisheries and Overfishing||14B: Fisheries and Bycatch|
|15A: Oil Spills and the Marine Environment||15B: Ocean Policy - Determining the Boundaries|