BC: vocab | Thermocline: thin but distinct line in a area of water. Subsurface: situated area below a surface. Prolific: producing abundant works or results. Polyps: projecting mass of overgrown tissue. Proxy: person offered to act as another, substitute.
FC: Coral Records Show Ocean Thermocline Rise with Global Warming.
1: Ivy Jones.
2: My article was about how global warming is affecting the thermocline in the Pacific Ocean. Modelers have been predicting this to happen for some time now, they just started research. They took samples from three different spots of coral. One at 5 feet, one at 85, and one at 105. When they cut the coral to see how many rings it had, so to see the growth of the coral. They observed that the coral in shallower water had higher levels of nitrogen and the coral in deeper had lower levels of nitrogen. They used this information to show how the thermocline had moved. Over time the thermocline has gotten shallower and shallower resulting in atmospheric changes in the Pacific would weaken. | What is my ARticle about?
3: How does this effect me? | If the change in the thermocline affects the weather patterns around the Pacific, this might in turn spread across the United States to North Carolina. Where a change in our climate can effect many things including animals in our area and the normal way of life.
4: How does this Effect Society? | When a part of our ecosystem changes it throws other things off balance. So if the thermocline becomes smaller that could mean that some animals that we use for food or hobby could die out because the water they live in is not at it's regular temperature. It could also offset weather patterns around the Pacific because the ocean is one of the major factors in meteorology.
5: How does this relate to your Class? | In class we talk about elements which is a part of this article. (nitrogen) Also it talks about animals and they are part of the biosphere. Furthermore it deals with meteorology which is another major category in our class.