Teaching Tools

Satellite topography showing the current El Nino.

Chlorophyll concentrations measured by the Coastal Zone Color Scanner.

Sea surface temperature animation. (Thanks to Ken Casey for providing the data.)

Mixed layer depth animation. (Thanks to John Ryan for providing the data.)

Surface salinity from theWorld Ocean Atlas.
Compare the salinity to precipitation-evaporation curves. Also notice that the Atlantic is saltier than the Pacific.
Make your own maps of the ocean floor.
This link is experimental, please choose small areas (20 degrees by 20 degrees). Also, this is not really the bathymetry, it's the satellite gravity.
Dr. Steven Boss at the University of Arkansas teaches a course in Earth System Science and has many great links.