The Art of Surf Forecasting

The Art of Surf Forecasting - The Art of Surf Forecasting

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The Art of Surf Forecasting Activity 13.2: Surf Forcasting Print this page or download this file as a word document Activity13.2.doc I. Form a Team This activity, written in the form of a WebQuest, works best as a team with 3-4 students (although it could be completed individually). It’s meant to be conducted over a period of 1-2 weeks but certainly could be modified for shorter or longer time periods. Each member of the group will assume one (or more) of the following roles: 1) space scientist; 2) weatherperson; 3) surfer; 4) photographer; and 5) news reporter. For groups of 3 or 4, roles may be combined. For example, someone could assume the role of surfer-reporter or surfer-photographer or space-scientist- weatherman. It's not so important how the roles are combined as long as all the work is shared equitably and completed. That's another way of saying that all the work needs to be done, no matter how many people are in your group. Each group will assume the role of an independent working group under the employment of Surf-Nuts-R-Us, an international surfcast consulting firm, the best in the business. II. Learn Your Mission The International Association of Surf Freaks (IASF) is offering a One (1) Million (M) Dollar ($) prize for the surfer who can ride the biggest waves anywhere on the globe during a one-week period in September. The IASF has hired your firm, Surf-Nuts-R-Us, to direct surfers to the best wave spots on the globe during the week of the contest. How to Succeed Use your knowledge of waves and the links below to discover the best surf spots on the globe during a one-week period. Once you have gathered your information, prepare a news report that includes the elements listed below. Your news report may take the form of a written paper, a web page, a Powerpoint presentation or an oral report. Consult your teacher for specific details on the format. Important Links You are not limited to the following links, but they will get you started and provide you with enough information to complete the exercise. Feel free to go above and beyond the call of duty to seek out other related web sites that help you complete your mission. The web links are divided according to each role, but all group members may find useful information on all these links. Space Scientist Your primary responsibility is to identify and track storms (storm fronts, hurricanes, typhoons, other wind-causing events) that occur in the world ocean and report them to the group. Of particular importance are: wind speed and direction
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fetch (the area over which the storm blows, estimated from latitude- longitude area calculations) storm movements (estimate which way and how fast a particular storm is moving) one or two images and/or animations You will report the above parameters for 3-5 storm events across the Earth within a one-week period. Work together with the weatherperson to make
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2011 for the course OCN 201 taught by Professor Decarlo,e during the Summer '08 term at University of Hawaii, Manoa.

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The Art of Surf Forecasting - The Art of Surf Forecasting

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