You will be joining an expedition to study the floor of the San Francisco bay near the Golden Gate, the gateway to the Pacific Ocean, as a scientist to study the floor of the bay around the Golden Gate Bridge.
You will, at virtually, experience life as a shipboard scientist collecting seafloor imaging data, visualizing and intrepreting the data.
In the real world, this expedition might take nine or ten days to complete, but here in virtual time-space you should finish in about 120 minutes (two hours, more or less). It is a long one, but the extra time will be compensated by having a few shorter expeditions later in the course.
Learning Objectives (not research objectives): (1) Students will experience life on an oceanographic ship during a seafloor mapping survey of the region between the Golden Gate, Alcatraz Island, and Angel Island. Students will learn the scientific methods that are used to produce images of the seafloor and the features that cover it and begin to interpret the meaning of these features.
Remember to take notes as the questions in this worksheet only provide an outline!