Ocean Currents and Coastal Temperatures
[24-Feb-10] Students will chart the temperatures of two cities at approximately the same latitude but on different sides of North America. They will develop a hypothesis that explains the temperature differences between the two cities and create an air temperature model to test their hypothesis. They will measure the air temperature near a "cold water" current and a "warm water" current.
On August 1, 2018, researchers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography observed water temperatures of 25.9°C (78.6°F) along the coast at La Jolla, exceeding the previous record of 25.8°C (78.4°F) set in 1931. Credit: Coral Reef Watch
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