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    In this activity, students use real-time data from Argo scientific floats to study ocean currents.

    By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

    • access information, including real-time data, from the Argo website
    • plot data using Google Earth
    • use their results to study global ocean currents
    • understand how international collaboration and free access to global data enable scientists to carry out research.

    Download the Word file (see link below) for:

    • introduction/background notes
    • what you need
    • what to do
    • student worksheet.
      Published 18 June 2010 Referencing Hub articles