# Mathematically Modeling Eddy Shedding

Resource ID#: 128354 Primary Type: Perspectives Video: Professional/Enthusiast

### General Information

Subject(s): Science, Mathematics
Grade Level(s): 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Intended Audience: Educators
Keywords: Oceanographer, Eddy, Shedding, Math Models, regression, Gulf of Mexico, f test, predictions, line of best fit, oceanography, modeling, models, linear regression, linear relationship, scatterplot, scatter plot, Dmitry Dukhovskoy, COAPS, cyclonic eddies, loop current
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