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deep ocean currents
convection currents that flow far beneath the surface of the ocean. they are caused by temperature differences in the water, and the earth's rotation
ocean currents on the top of the water that are driven by wind
the apparent curving of the path of a moving object from an otherwise straight path due to the earth's rotation.
turn from a straight course , fixed direction, or line of interest
the amount of matter in a given space
the relative proportion of salt in a solution
broad, flat portion of the deep-ocean basin
a gently sloping, shallow area of the ocean floor that extends outward from the edge of a continent
the steeply inclined section of the continental margin located between the continental rise and the continental shelf
any long ditch cut in the ground
mid ocean ridge
An underwater moutain chain where new ocean floor is formed
water circulation produced by differences in temperature and/or salinity (and therefore density)
flat-topped underwater mountain
an underwater mountain rising above the ocean floor
the gently sloping surface at the base of the continental slope
usually narrow and consisting of highly deformed sediments. they occur where oceanic lithosphere is being subducted beneath the margin of a continent
margin that consists of continental shelf, continental slope, and continental rise. they are not associated with plate boundaries and therefore experence little volcansim and few earthquakes
a boundary line between land and water
global ocean conveyor
movement of warm and cold water
the region between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn
are located between 60° and 90° latitude, in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres
large whirls of water within an ocean basin