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Temperature mora hrvatske obale Jadrana - Sea temperature of Croatian adriatic

Organization(s):OS Zadarski otoci
Student(s):Hana Baraba, Lucia Šimac, Katarina Vlatković
Grade Level:Middle School (grades 6-8, ages 11-14)
GLOBE Teacher:Irina Kozlicic Juraga
Contributors:Martina Matić, prof.
Report Type(s):Standard Research Report, International Virtual Science Symposium Report
Protocols:Water Temperature
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Date Submitted:03/25/2019
Summary Relying on the promise of the previous GLOBE team, which on the GLOBE Summit in 2014 successfully presented the project Sea Temperature of the Zadar Channel, we went for a survey on a large project Sea Temperature of the Croatian Adriatic, which we wanted to collect data from other GLOBE schools on the coast, whether the differences in sea temperatures along the coast and what they are, and how they change with the seasons. As some schools perform measurements on rivers, we find next question: how do water temperature fluctuate from the source of the river to the sea? In our research, we used the GLOBE protocol for water temperature, and the data for the sea temperature of the National Hydrometeorological Institute and the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) satellite system, and we conducted it in the time range of 1.3.2017. - 1.3.2018. By analyzing and comparing the collected data, we confirmed our research questions and proved that the temperature of the sea has a downward flow that falls from the south to the north of the Adriatic, and that it is followed by the changes of the seasons - the winter months bring a colder sea and the summer warmer. We also investigated the water temperatures for the river Cetina and the sea in Omis where it is pouring - the temperature of the water has dropped from the sea across the brackish water to the inner flow.