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16 terms
Oceanography
Continental Shelf
Continental Slope
Continental Rise
Submarine canyons
A gently sloping, shallow area of the ocean floor that extend…
A steep incline of the ocean floor leading down from the edge…
The gently sloping area at the base of the continental ... slope.
A narrow, deep depression in the continental ... shelf formed by…
Continental Shelf
A gently sloping, shallow area of the ocean floor that extend…
Continental Slope
A steep incline of the ocean floor leading down from the edge…
10 terms
Oceanography
71%
oceanography
Pacific, Arctic, Indian, Atlantic
Pacific Ocean
Percent of Earth covered by the global ocean
the science that studies all aspects of the world's ocean
The world's four main ocean basins
The largest ocean with the greatest depth
71%
Percent of Earth covered by the global ocean
oceanography
the science that studies all aspects of the world's ocean
21 terms
Oceanography
density
salinity
mechanical wave
surface currents
Mass divided by volume
A measure of the amount of dissolved salts in a given amount…
A wave that requires a medium through which to travel
A horizontal movement of ocean water that is caused by wind a…
density
Mass divided by volume
salinity
A measure of the amount of dissolved salts in a given amount…
12 terms
Oceanography
Abyssal Plain
Atoll
Bay
Continental Shelf
A flat region in the deep ocean basin
Ring shaped coral reef surrounding a lagoon; may have low san…
An inlet of the sea. An indentation of the shoreline often be…
The shallow ocean bottom extending outward (15-100km) from th…
Abyssal Plain
A flat region in the deep ocean basin
Atoll
Ring shaped coral reef surrounding a lagoon; may have low san…
14 terms
Oceanography
Abyssal Plain
Continental shelf
Continental slope
Continental rise
a large area of extremely flat or gently sloping land, deep u…
the edge of a continent, which extends from the shoreline und…
a steep incline leading down from the edge of the continental…
thick pile of sediment washed off the continental shelf & mar…
Abyssal Plain
a large area of extremely flat or gently sloping land, deep u…
Continental shelf
the edge of a continent, which extends from the shoreline und…
22 terms
Oceanography
Salinity
Thermocline
Density
Continental Margin
A measure of the amount of dissolved salts in a given amount…
A narrow area of abrupt temperature change in the ocean and i…
A measure of how much mass is contained in a given volume.
The transition zone between dry land and the ocean bottom
Salinity
A measure of the amount of dissolved salts in a given amount…
Thermocline
A narrow area of abrupt temperature change in the ocean and i…
19 terms
Oceanography
salinity
thermocline
continental margin
deep ocean basin
The amount of dissolves salt
A narrow stratum of rapid temperature change in the ocean and…
the edge of the continent that is covered by an ocean
made up of oceanic crust. The boundary between deep ocean bas…
salinity
The amount of dissolves salt
thermocline
A narrow stratum of rapid temperature change in the ocean and…
25 terms
Oceanography
thermocline
continental shelf
continental slope
continental rise
layers where the temperature declines rapidly
part of continent that is under water and man derives majorit…
from edge of shelf the ocean drops off rapidly to deep ocean…
gently lsoping region between continental slope and the ocean…
thermocline
layers where the temperature declines rapidly
continental shelf
part of continent that is under water and man derives majorit…
7 terms
Oceanography
Oceanography
Polarity
Aqueous solution
Salinity
study of Earth's oceans including the creatures that inhabit…
the unequal distribution of charges on a molecule
water that contains dissolved substance
the measure of the amount of dissolved salts in seawater
Oceanography
study of Earth's oceans including the creatures that inhabit…
Polarity
the unequal distribution of charges on a molecule
21 terms
Oceanography
Cause of waves
Distance wind blows over the water
Top of a wave
Bottom of a wave
Wind
Fetch
Crest
Trough
Cause of waves
Wind
Distance wind blows over the water
Fetch
20 terms
Oceanography
bathymetry
sonar
continental margin
continental shelf
the measurement of ocean depths and the charting of the shape…
a measuring instrument that sends out an acoustic pulse in wa…
that portion of the seafloor adjacent to the continents. it m…
a gently sloping, shallow area of the ocean floor that extend…
bathymetry
the measurement of ocean depths and the charting of the shape…
sonar
a measuring instrument that sends out an acoustic pulse in wa…
34 terms
Oceanography
What are the physical characteristics…
What effect does temperature have on o…
How does temperature effect how object…
How does density effect ocean water?
temperature and density
It regulates surface tension and controls the force needed fo…
The colder the water the harder to move through it and the ho…
Differences in density between masses of sea water is respons…
What are the physical characteristics…
temperature and density
What effect does temperature have on o…
It regulates surface tension and controls the force needed fo…
64 terms
Oceanography
wave
ocean wave
What makes waves?
How is a wave formed?
any disturbance that transfers energy through matter or space
a transfer of energy through ocean water
wind
wind blows and tries to drag it, surface water can't move as…
wave
any disturbance that transfers energy through matter or space
ocean wave
a transfer of energy through ocean water
21 terms
oceanography
what is high pressure preventing
air currents can be a result of
what is el nino
Northern hemisphere cyclonic winds aro…
evaporation
temperature
1st step is the lessening of the trade winds
what is high pressure preventing
evaporation
air currents can be a result of
temperature
37 terms
Oceanography
sonar
continental shelf, the continental slo…
continental shelf
continental slope
a system that uses sound waves to calculate the distance to a…
What would you see if you traveled along the ocean floor?
the gently sloping, shallow area of the ocean floor that exte…
the incline beyond the edge of the continental shelf.
sonar
a system that uses sound waves to calculate the distance to a…
continental shelf, the continental slo…
What would you see if you traveled along the ocean floor?
20 terms
Oceanography
mid-ocean ridge
thermocline
mechanical wave
convection current
Long, under-sea mountain chain that forms along the floor of…
Layer of the ocean where the temperature drops with depth fas…
Wave that requires a medium such as air or water through whic…
Any movement of matter that results from differences in densi…
mid-ocean ridge
Long, under-sea mountain chain that forms along the floor of…
thermocline
Layer of the ocean where the temperature drops with depth fas…
103 terms
Oceanography
Chemistry in Oceanography
Physics in Oceanography
Geology in Oceanography
Ocean Composition is affected most by…
Composition of Seawater
Ocean Circulation; Gyres and Currents
Seafloor Features/Uses; Research, Habitat Types
Salinity; Temperature
Chemistry in Oceanography
Composition of Seawater
Physics in Oceanography
Ocean Circulation; Gyres and Currents
Oceanography
Prime meridian
Axis
Vernal equinox
Polarity
The Greenwhich Meridian is also known as the
The earth rotates about its
Which is the first day of spring?
The fact that at any time of the year
Prime meridian
The Greenwhich Meridian is also known as the
Axis
The earth rotates about its
14 terms
Oceanography
Oceanography
Ocean basin
Salinity
Marine
the study of the world's oceans
part of the Earth's surface that is covered by ocean water
the saltiness of a body of water
found in or relating to the ocean
Oceanography
the study of the world's oceans
Ocean basin
part of the Earth's surface that is covered by ocean water
14 terms
Oceanography
abyssal plain
continental shelf
continental slope
salinity
the flattest part of the ocean basis
the part of each continent that is under water
the steep incline at the edge of the continental shelf, where…
the measure of how salty water is (measured in parts per thou…
abyssal plain
the flattest part of the ocean basis
continental shelf
the part of each continent that is under water
41 terms
Oceanography
Density Stratification
3 main water layers
thermoclines
atmospheric circulation
the separation of water masses due to temperature and salinity
surface zone... piccoline zone ... deep zone
sudden changes in salinety and/or desity, divide the ocean la…
solar energy causes the movement of air in convection current…
Density Stratification
the separation of water masses due to temperature and salinity
3 main water layers
surface zone... piccoline zone ... deep zone
29 terms
Oceanography
Continental Shelf
Continental Slope
Continental Rise
Submarine canyons
A gently sloping, shallow area of the ocean floor that extend…
A steep incline of the ocean floor leading down from the edge…
The gently sloping area at the base of the continental ... slope.
A narrow, deep depression in the continental ... shelf formed by…
Continental Shelf
A gently sloping, shallow area of the ocean floor that extend…
Continental Slope
A steep incline of the ocean floor leading down from the edge…
70 terms
Oceanography
What is oceanography?
Physical oceanographer
Biological oceanography
Geological oceanographer
The scientific study of the sea.
Study physical features of the ocean such as waves and curren…
Study the plants and animals that live in the ocean.
Study and explore the ocean floor for clues to earths history.
What is oceanography?
The scientific study of the sea.
Physical oceanographer
Study physical features of the ocean such as waves and curren…
12 terms
Oceanography
Continental Shelf
Continental Slope
Submarine canyons
Abyssal plain
A gently sloping, shallow area of the ocean floor that extend…
A steep incline of the ocean floor leading down from the edge…
A narrow, deep depression in the continental ... shelf formed by…
A large, flat, almost level area of the ... deep-ocean basin
Continental Shelf
A gently sloping, shallow area of the ocean floor that extend…
Continental Slope
A steep incline of the ocean floor leading down from the edge…
14 terms
Oceanography
abyssal plain
active continental margin
continental margin
continental rise
A large flat area on the ocean floor
A continental margin at which an oceanic plate is subducting…
The underwater part of the continental crust, which includes…
A gently rolling undersea slope between a continental slope a…
abyssal plain
A large flat area on the ocean floor
active continental margin
A continental margin at which an oceanic plate is subducting…
12 terms
Oceanography
Geological oceanography
Chemical oceanography
Physical oceanography
Marine oceanography
the study of the Earth beneath the oceans
the behavior of the chemical elements within the Earth's oceans
the study of the physical conditions and processes within the…
the study of the ecosystems and life forms in the ocean
Geological oceanography
the study of the Earth beneath the oceans
Chemical oceanography
the behavior of the chemical elements within the Earth's oceans
198 terms
Oceanography
Streams of glacial ice move __________…
The principal source of water vapor in…
Over the course of a year, the net flo…
What is the immediate origin of most o…
slower than
the ocean
continents. . . .ocean
ocean
Streams of glacial ice move __________…
slower than
The principal source of water vapor in…
the ocean
12 terms
Oceanography
Abyssal Plain
Continental shelf
Continental slope
Continental rise
a large area of extremely flat or gently sloping land, deep u…
the edge of a continent, which extends from the shoreline und…
a steep incline leading down from the edge of the continental…
thick pile of sediment washed off the continental shelf & mar…
Abyssal Plain
a large area of extremely flat or gently sloping land, deep u…
Continental shelf
the edge of a continent, which extends from the shoreline und…
25 terms
Oceanography
what are the 4 organic compounds?
the location in fossil in sedimentary…
the half life of radioactive elements…
what galaxy do we live in
proteins, nucleic acid, lipids, carbohydrates
relative
absolute
milky way
what are the 4 organic compounds?
proteins, nucleic acid, lipids, carbohydrates
the location in fossil in sedimentary…
relative
9 terms
Oceanography
Algae
Blubber
Crustacean
Fish
any of numerous groups of chlorophyll-containing aquatic orga…
The fat layer between the skin and muscle of whales and other…
an aquatic arthropod typically having the body covered with a…
cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates having gills, fins and typic…
Algae
any of numerous groups of chlorophyll-containing aquatic orga…
Blubber
The fat layer between the skin and muscle of whales and other…
23 terms
Oceanography
continental shelf
continental slope
continental rise
abyssal plain
part of the continent that is covered by water
a steeper "drop-off" on the edge of the continental shelf
sediments form a wedge at the base of the continental slope
large, almost flat, level area of the ocean floor
continental shelf
part of the continent that is covered by water
continental slope
a steeper "drop-off" on the edge of the continental shelf
36 terms
Oceanography
global ocean
sea
oceanography
sonar
body of salt water which covers over 70% of Earth's surface
large, saline body of water smaller than an ocean and surroun…
study of the ocean
system using acoustic signals and echoes to locate objects
global ocean
body of salt water which covers over 70% of Earth's surface
sea
large, saline body of water smaller than an ocean and surroun…
35 terms
Oceanography
deep sea trench
remote sensing
sediment sampling
echo sounding
A long, narrow deep depression in the ocean floor which typic…
The acquisition of data about Earth's surface from a satellit…
a method of collecting data from the sea floor by physically…
A determination of the depth of water using sound waves
deep sea trench
A long, narrow deep depression in the ocean floor which typic…
remote sensing
The acquisition of data about Earth's surface from a satellit…
157 terms
Oceanography
Spring tide
Diagram of why there are two tides per…
Diagram of spring tide
Diagram of neap tide
Higher high tide and lower low tide when the sun and moon are…
neap tides
Spring tide
Higher high tide and lower low tide when the sun and moon are…
Diagram of why there are two tides per…
33 terms
Oceanography
Who was the first man to make an order…
Define oceanography
Define currents
Name something helpful that currents do.
Matthew F. Maury
Scientific study of the ocean
A flowing stream within the ocean that helps to moderate the…
Moderate the earth's climate by carrying cool water to warm a…
Who was the first man to make an order…
Matthew F. Maury
Define oceanography
Scientific study of the ocean
35 terms
Oceanography
How many main oceans are there?
the largest ocean
the second largest ocean
the smallest ocean
4
The Pacific Ocean
The Atlantic Ocean
Arctic Ocean
How many main oceans are there?
4
the largest ocean
The Pacific Ocean
10 terms
oceanography
rip current
ocean zones
coriolis effect
coral reefs
A rush of water that flows rapidly back to sea through a narr…
intertidal zone,neritic zone,oceanic zone
Deflection of ocean currents due to the Earth's rotation
Prominent oceanic features composed of hard, limy skeletons p…
rip current
A rush of water that flows rapidly back to sea through a narr…
ocean zones
intertidal zone,neritic zone,oceanic zone
13 terms
Oceanography
oceanography
70
there are ___ major oceans
average depth of the oceans
is the study of the world's oceans.
oceans cover ____% of the Earth's Surface.
4... Pacific, Atlantic, Indian and Arctic
is 4 times deeper than the average height of ... the continents
oceanography
is the study of the world's oceans.
70
oceans cover ____% of the Earth's Surface.
15 terms
Oceanography
sonar
continental shelf
continental slope
continental rise
a measuring instrument that sends out an acoustic pulse in wa…
a gently sloping, shallow area of the ocean floor that extend…
a steep incline leading down from the edge of the continental…
the gently sloping section of the continental margin located…
sonar
a measuring instrument that sends out an acoustic pulse in wa…
continental shelf
a gently sloping, shallow area of the ocean floor that extend…
35 terms
Oceanography
colloid
concentration
mixture
soluability
A mixture made up of a liquid and particles that (because of…
The amount of a particular substance in a given quantity of a…
A combination of two or more substances that are not chemical…
the ability of one substance to dissolve in another at a give…
colloid
A mixture made up of a liquid and particles that (because of…
concentration
The amount of a particular substance in a given quantity of a…
15 terms
Oceanography
salinity
What are the 5 main oceans?
Ocean water temp varies by what?
Approximately 97% of Earth's water is…
amount & type of salt and gases in seawater
Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic, & Southern
latitude and depth
oceans
salinity
amount & type of salt and gases in seawater
What are the 5 main oceans?
Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic, & Southern
13 terms
Oceanography
continental shelf
continental slope
abyssal plain
mid-ocean ridge
gradually sloping end of a continent that extends beneath the…
ocean basin feature that dips steeply down from the continent…
flat seafloor are from 4,000 m to 6,000m bleow the ocean surf…
area where new ocean floor is formed when lava erups through…
continental shelf
gradually sloping end of a continent that extends beneath the…
continental slope
ocean basin feature that dips steeply down from the continent…
37 terms
Oceanography
sonar
continental shelf, the continental slo…
continental shelf
continental slope
a system that uses sound waves to calculate the distance to a…
What would you see if you traveled along the ocean floor?
the gently sloping, shallow area of the ocean floor that exte…
the incline beyond the edge of the continental shelf.
sonar
a system that uses sound waves to calculate the distance to a…
continental shelf, the continental slo…
What would you see if you traveled along the ocean floor?
19 terms
Oceanography
Chemical Properties of Seawater
2 main factors that characterize sea w…
Lowest salinity areas of the ocean
Highest salinity areas of the ocean
Dissolved gases, nutrients, silica, salinity
temperature and salinity
estuaries--where large rivers empty into oceans
subtropical oceans--high evaporation, low precipitation
Chemical Properties of Seawater
Dissolved gases, nutrients, silica, salinity
2 main factors that characterize sea w…
temperature and salinity
17 terms
Oceanography
About how much do the oceans cover on…
What ocean covers almost half of the g…
Name the three major oceans.
How much of earth's water is fresh wat…
70%
Pacific Ocean
Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic
3%
About how much do the oceans cover on…
70%
What ocean covers almost half of the g…
Pacific Ocean
18 terms
Oceanography
Passsive Continental Margin
Shelf - slope - rise - open ocean
Continental shelf
Relatively shallow
What is the oceanogrpahic setting of Long Island
What is the transition between the ocean and land where there…
Part of the continent that is covered by ocean
How deep is the continental shelf
Passsive Continental Margin
What is the oceanogrpahic setting of Long Island
Shelf - slope - rise - open ocean
What is the transition between the ocean and land where there…
19 terms
Oceanography
Pangea
Continental Drift
Mid-Ocean Ridge
Sea-Floor Spreading
an ancient supercontinent, when all of the continents were pa…
the hypothesis that states that the continents once formed a…
Undersea mountain chain, magma rises in the center as plates…
new crust forms as magma rises and solidifies at a mid-ocean…
Pangea
an ancient supercontinent, when all of the continents were pa…
Continental Drift
the hypothesis that states that the continents once formed a…
oceanography
estuary
river mouth
coastal plain estuary
fjord
partially enclosed body of water where salt and freshwater mix
most common type of estuary
inundated river valleys; chesapeake bay and deleware bays and…
inundated glacial troughs; often the terminal moraine present…
estuary
partially enclosed body of water where salt and freshwater mix
river mouth
most common type of estuary
34 terms
Oceanography
What are the physical characteristics…
What effect does temperature have on o…
How does temperature effect how object…
How does density effect ocean water?
temperature and density
It regulates surface tension and controls the force needed fo…
The colder the water the harder to move through it and the ho…
Differences in density between masses of sea water is respons…
What are the physical characteristics…
temperature and density
What effect does temperature have on o…
It regulates surface tension and controls the force needed fo…
28 terms
Oceanography
Salinity
Estuary
Temperature profile
Thermocline
measure of all the salts dissolved in water
part of the mouth or lower course of a river in which the riv…
diagram that shows the different temperatures as they relate…
The different layers of temperature in a large body of water…
Salinity
measure of all the salts dissolved in water
Estuary
part of the mouth or lower course of a river in which the riv…
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