EARTH Lesson Drafts—2006

How Deviant Are You?

This activity allows students to understand how gliders self-direct themselves as needed to reach an intended mark due to wind, water currents and other factors affecting their travel. This self-redirection is based on the combination of GPS locations, compass headings, known and encountered currents and other factors


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Benoit-Bird, K.J., Waluk, C.M., (2020). Exploring the promise of broadband fisheries echosounders for species discrimination with quantitative assessment of data processing effects. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 147: 411-427.
Bessho-Uehara, M., Yamamoto, N., Shigenobu, S., Mori, H., Kuwata, K., Oba, Y., (2020). Kleptoprotein bioluminescence: Parapriacanthus fish obtain luciferase from ostracod prey. Science Advances, 6: 1-10.
Danovaro, R., Fanelli, E., Aguzzi, J., Billett, D. , Carugati, L., Corinaldesi, C., Dell'Anno, A., Gjerde, K., Jamieson, A.J., Kark, S., McClain, C. , Levin, L., Levin, N., Ramirez-Llodra, E., Ruhl, H., Smith, C.R., Snelgrove, P.V.R., Thomsen, L., Van Dover, C.L., Yasuhara, M., (2020). Ecological variables for developing a global deep-ocean monitoring and conservation strategy. Nature Ecology and Evolution, 4: 181-192.
Gallo, N.D., Beckwith, M., Wei, C.-L., Levin, L.A., Kuhnz, L., Barry, J.P., (2020). Dissolved oxygen and temperature best predict deep-sea fish community structure in the Gulf of California with climate change implications. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 637: 159-180.
Heerema, C.J., Talling, P.J., Cartigny, M.J., Paull, C, K., Bailey, L., Simmons, S.M., Parsons, D.R., Clare, M.A., Gwiazda, R., Lundsten, E., Anderson, K., Maier, K. L., Xu, J.P., Sumner, E.J., Rosenberger, K.J., Gales, J., McGann, M., Carter, L., Pope, E., (2020). What determines the downstream evolution of turbidity currents?. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 532: 1-11.