Studying the Ocean from Blackboard to Drones

Abigail Bodner and I taught a 2 weekSummer @ Brown course on introductory oceanography  to 15 high school students from all over the world in late July. The session consisted of lectures, water tank experiments, python coding, a final research project, and a boat tour of Narragansett Bay as well as CTD casts, sediment grabs, a troll, a plankton tow, and drift card releases.  We had a really great time working with the students, and look forward to hearing from them in the future as well as teaching this course again next summer!

Check out our post in the CARTHE Blog as well.

Setting up our Ekman rotating tank experiment.

Looking at pressure with depth.

Mica dust and water show the structures of fine turbulence.

Studying thermohaline circulation.

A CTD cast in Narragensett Bay.

Driftcard release in Narragansett Bay.

One of the final posters presented at the poster session attended by graduate students, postdocs, and faculty from the Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences at Brown University.


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