Member Profile: Sage Lichtenwalner

Member Profile

Sage Lichtenwalner

Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ - United States
Job Role: Researcher
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Hurricane Sandy Winds, Waves and Air Pressure

This visualization shows the air pressure, waves and winds at 2 buoys off the New Jersey coast, during the week when Hurricane Sandy hit.
44065 NY Harbor,
44009 Delaware

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Water Levels During Hurricane Sandy

This visualization shows the measured and predicted tides at several locations along the mid-Atlantic coast, during the week when Hurricane Sandy hit.
8570283 Maryland,
8534720 Atlantic City,
8531680 Sandy Hook,
8518750 NYC Battery

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NDBC buoy observations of Superstorm Sandy

The interactive above allows you to investigate several variables measured by NOAA buoys deployed off the Mid-Atlantic coast. Including:
44027 Jonesport, Maine,
44025 NY Harbor Entrance,
44065 Offshore NY/NJ,
44066 Texas Tower,
44009 Delaware

Use the interactive to investigate the oceanic and atmospheric conditions before, during and after Superstorm Sandy travelled through the region. Note, data may not be available for all buoys at all times.

Visualization Instance

NDBC buoy observations of Hurricane Irene

The interactive above allows you to investigate several variables measured by NOAA buoys deployed off the Mid-Atlantic coast. Including:
44027 Jonesport, Maine,
44025 NY Harbor Entrance,
44065 Offshore NY/NJ,
44066 Texas Tower,
44009 Delaware

Use the interactive to investigate the oceanic and atmospheric conditions before, during and after Hurricane Irene travelled through the region. Note, data may not be available for all buoys at all times.

Visualization Instance

The Spatial Response from Hurricane Sandy

In this activity, students will study the ocean's response to Hurricane Sandy as it passed through the Mid-Atlatic and made landfall. Students will analyze air pressure, winds, waves and sea level to describe the temporal and spatial responses.

Data Investigation

Impacts of Storms on the Ocean

In this activity, students will analyze data from gliders and buoys to identify the physical features of the ocean that changed during Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy. They will examine water temperature, wind, wave and backscatter data to describe the temporal and spatial responses to these storms.

Data Investigation

Is Overfishing Creating a Population Bottleneck?

Overfishing can remove many individuals from a population, which can lead to a population bottleneck. Population bottlenecks often result in a loss of genetic diversity in the population, which leads to evolution of the population. In this activity, students will investigate the relationship between overfishing and genetic diversity within twelve fish groupings.

Data Investigation

Seasonality in the Ocean

This investigation uses sea surface temperature (SST) and ocean color maps to introduce students to the concept that there are temporal and spatial changes in ocean primary production and water temperature in the ocean. The students analyze SST, chlorophyll, and water temperature data from the Eastern U.S. to describe the patterns and trends in the data.

Data Investigation