Ocean World – Oceanography

Average depth and temp. of the ocean 12,100 Ft Average (3688 Meters) – Deepest 36,000 Ft (10,944 Meters) Temp – 3.9 Celsius (39 F) Atlantic – 12,612 FT (3844 Meters) Pacific – 12,927 FT (3940 Meters) Indian – 12,598 FT (3840 Meters) Arctic – 3665 FT (1117 Meters) Which hemisphere Read more…

oceanography

the purpose of the voyage to study humpback whales what is oceanography? the study of earth’s oceans what are the oceans? Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic, and Atlantic fo’c’sle the foward-most part of the boat or ship that is used as sleeping quarters marine bioligist a scientist who specializes in animals Read more…

Oceanography-2

What are the 4 subfields of oceanography? Geological, chemical, physical, and biological What are the four principal oceans? Rank them based on the areas and their depth. pacific, atlantic,indian, artic What is a sea? What are the six seas? Red Sea, Black Sea, Dead Sea, South China Sea, Caspian Sea, Read more…

Oceanography -5th grade

water pressure increases as depth increases because of the weight of the water pushing down rip currents Narrow streams of water that break through sand bars and drain rapidly back to sea gyre the large, circular surface-current pattern found in each ocean gulf stream a warm ocean current that flows Read more…

The Study of Oceanography

What is oceanography? 5 areas of science: 1. Marine geology 2. Physical oceanography 3. Chemical oceanography 4. Marine engineering 5. Marine Biology Marine geology The study of the composition of the inner earth, sea floor sediments, the history of the ocean, continent movement, climates, earthquakes, resource distribution, and where resources Read more…

Branches of Oceanography or Marine Science

physical oceanography collect and study data on the ocean’s tides, currents, and waves. physical oceanography uses a variety of special instruments and devices that measure the earth’s magnetic and gravitational fields, the speed of sound traveling through water, the ocean’s depths, and the flow of heat from the earth’s interior. Read more…

Oceanography

coastal waters Adjacent to land Open ocean most commercial fish Are caught here Esturary Partly enclosed body of water Benefits of wetlands Areas of high biological productivity in diversity. It’s biologically important. efficiently cleans polluted water Biological effects of oil spills in marine environments Oil spills coat and poisons wildlife Read more…

Oceanography

continental slope the part of the ocean floor that slopes steeply continental shelf the part of the ocean floor that drops gently near the land Abyssal Plains A large, flat area of the ocean floor Seamounts/Guyotes underwater volcanic mountains that rise 100 m above the ocean floor. Guyotes are flat Read more…

Oceanography Exam #1 — (Introduction)

Oceanography The scientific study of the ocean by applying traditional sciences, such as physics, chemistry, geology, biology, and engineering, to all aspects of the ocean. Five disciplines of Oceanography. Physical, Chemical, Geological (Marine Geology), Marine Biology, and Marine Engineering. Marine Geology (Geological Oceanography) The study of the history and structure Read more…

Types of Oceanography

Oceanography the branch of science that deals with the physical and biological properties and phenomena of the sea Physical oceanography the study of physical conditions and physical processes within the ocean, especially the motions and physical properties of ocean waters. Physical oceanography is one of several sub-domains into which oceanography Read more…

What is Oceanography?

Oceanography is the systematic study of the ocean environment on all scales and from biology to physics. It includes descriptive, quantitative, predictive, interdisciplinary science. Geological oceanography Branch of marine science that studies seafloor formations, sediments, and coastal formations Biological oceanography the study of the lifeforms in the ocean and their Read more…

Oceanography

Nebular Hypothesis rotating dusts and gases most material swept to the center producing the sun and planets Formation of Oceans H20 was released by outgassing which is the release of a gas that has been dissolved, trapped frozen into some material How the oceans are salty The sea gets salty Read more…

Intro to Oceanography

Oceanography The study of the Ocean and all aspects of the Marine Environment How many oceans exist on Earth? 4 + 1 Biological Oceanography example Coral reefs, sea life, microscopic organisms Chemical Oceanography example Chemical composition, ocean acidification, toxins, nutrients, hydrothermal vents Geological Oceanography example Plate tectonics, sediment movement Physical Read more…

Oceanography part 1

What is oceanography? Study of the ocean, its surroundings, and life within it. What are the five oceans in order from largest to smallest? Pacific Atlantic Indian Arctic Antarctic Ocean What are the 4 main ocean disciplines? Physical, Chemical, Biological, Geological What is physical oceanography? How and why ocean currents Read more…

Oceanography chapter 2

Aqua A NASA satellite designed to obtain data on Earth’s water cycle. Challenger expedition The first wholly scientific oceanographic expedition, 1872-1976; named for the steam corvette used in the voyage. Meteor expedition German Atlantic expedition begun in 1925; the first to use an echo sounder and other modern optical and Read more…

oceanography

bathymetry the measurement of ocean depths and the charting of the shape of the ocean floor continental shelf the gently sloping submerged surface extending from the shoreline deep-ocean trenches sites of plate convergence where one moving plate descends beneath another and plunges back into the mantle hydrothermal vents zones where Read more…

Oceanography Equipment

gravity core mist basic sampling device used to collect core samples from the sea floor secchi disk used to estimate the tracparency of sea water dip net useful for scooping up seaweed, jellyfish, and othe drifting organisms from docks and sides of vessels sediment sieves used to analyze swdiment grain Read more…

Oceanography

Abyssal Plain The flat part of the ocean’s floor Continental Shelf The land that is underwater but attached to the continent – the part we see Continental Slope Where the land slopes into the water – can be very steep Trench A long, narrow steep depression (hole or canyon) in Read more…