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THE OCEANS

STUDY
PLAY
WATER CYCLE
THE CONSTANT RECYCLING OF
WATER ON EARTH
EVAPORATION
THE PROCESS IN WHICH A LIQUID
CHANGES TO A GAS
CONDENSATION
THE PROCESS BY WHICH WATER VAPOR
CHANGES FROM A GAS TO A LIQUID
PRECIPITATION
WATER THAT FALLS TO EARTH AS
RAIN, SNOW, SLEET, OR HAIL
WAVE
AN UP-AND-DOWN MOVEMENT
OF WATER
STORM SURGE
A VERY LARGE SERIES OF WAVES
CAUSED BY HIGH WINDS OVER A
LARGE AREA OF OCEAN
TIDE
THE DAILY CHANGES IN THE LOCAL
WATER LEVEL OF THE OCEAN
DEEP OCEAN CURRENT
AN OCEAN CURRENT FORMED WHEN
COLD WATER FLOWS UNDERNEATH
WARM WATER
SURFACE CURRENT
AN OCEAN CURRENT FORMED WHEN
STEADY WINDS BLOW OVER THE
SURFACE OF THE OCEAN
SHORE ZONE
THE PLACE WHERE LAND AND
OCEAN MEET
CONTINENTAL SHELF
THE OCEAN FLOOR OF THE
SHORE ZONE
ABYSSAL PLAIN
HUGH FLAT AREAS OF OCEAN FLOOR
THAT ARE COVERED WITH THICK
LAYERS OF SEDIMENT
TRENCH
VALLEYS THAT FORM ON THE OCEAN
FLOOR WHERE TWO PLATES COME
TOGETHER; THE DEEPEST PLACES
IN THE OCEANS
MID-OCEAN RIDGE
A VAST CHAIN OF MOUNTAINS THAT
RUNS ALONG THE CENTERS OF
EARTH'S OCEANS