Week 3 : Oceans, Weather and Hazards

Topic 3a (part 1) - Ocean transport - overview

Knowing how the ocean moves is crucial to understanding and managing risks from ocean hazards.

Topic 3a (part 2) - Argo floats and in-situ sensors

Looking at Argo floats and other in-situ sensors

Topic 3b - Ocean salinity

Ocean salinity and its impacts on the water cycle, ocean currents and the global climate.

Topic 3c - Data short: sea, wind and ice

In this video our Lead Educator Dr Mark Higgins will give us a quick introduction on sea, wind and ice

Topic 3c - Ice and icebergs

Icebergs can be detected by radar altimetry, the radar wave coming back earlier when bouncing on an iceberg. A second sight is then often made using SAR imagery, where surface roughness shows the icebergs in the image.

Topic 3d - Oil spill monitoring

Satellite data are used to provide decision support for oil spill response during accidents that release large volumes of oil into the sea.

Topic 3e - Data short: ocean colour

In this video our lead educator Dr Mark Higgins will give us a quick introduction on ocean colour.

Topic 3e (part 1) - Ocean water quality

Harmful Algal Blooms and coastal pollution can impact aquaculture, tourism and human health. The colour of the ocean is directly linked to the components of ocean waters that determine water quality.

Week 3 Interactive exercise

The interactive exercise for week 3

Ocean extras: Overturning circulation and the rapid array

In this ‘Ocean extras’ video, Dr Val Byfield and Dr Eleanor Frajka-Williams provide an overview and added insights into overturning circulation and the rapid array.