Forecasters' Overview of the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea

Forecasters' Overview of the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea
Geography and Topography of the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea
  • On a map, locate and identify countries, major cities, mountain ranges, and plains
  • Identify and locate the islands of the Caribbean
  • Identify and locate major volcanic areas
  • Identify major rivers on a map
  • Identify major ports
Oceanography and Bathymetry of the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea
  • On a map, locate and identify major oceans and seas, trenches, and straits
  • Describe the bathymetry of the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea
  • Describe ocean currents in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea
  • Locate areas with large and small tidal ranges
Climatology of the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea
  • Describe the seasonal climatology of jet streams and synoptic patterns
  • Describe the climatology of extratropical cyclones in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Describe monthly and seasonal tropical cyclone development statistics for the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean