Marine Science and Oceanography

What is a scientist? Someone who uses the processes of science to find answers about how and why things work in the world, in the observable universe. What are two influences that the ocean make 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 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 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 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 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 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 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, Read more…

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 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 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 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, Read more…

Oceanography Chapter 8 Vocab

air mass A large mass of air with nearly uniform temperature, humidity, and density throughout. atmosphere The envelope of gases that surround a planet and are held to it by the planet’s gravitational attraction. atmospheric Read more…

Oceanography

oceanography description of the marine enviroment how much oxygen does the ocean supply? as much as 70% scientific method observation, hypothesis, testing, theory what are the 4 principle oceans on earth? pacific, atlantic, indian, Arctic, Read more…

Earth Science Oceanography

Deep Ocean Currents an ocean current formed when cold water flows underneath warm water. Surface Currents a horizontal movement of the ocean water and is caused by wind and that occurs near the top of Read more…

Oceanography Vocabulary

Pelagic Zone the open ocean Continental Shelf a gently sloping shallow area of the ocean floor that extends outward from the edge of the continent Sonar a method or device used to determine ocean depth Read more…

Oceanography

continental margins and plate boundaries line up west coast of south america – pacific northwest of north america how we find plate boundaries map concentrations of earthquakes and volcanoes divergent plate boundaries 2 plates pulling Read more…

Oceanography Terms

Intertidal The shallow zone of the ocean where land meets water, which is alternately covered or exposed by the tied Sublittoral Benthic zone from the low-tide line to the seaward edge of the continental shelf; Read more…

Oceanography history

what is oceanography? the study of everything that happens in the ocean: -Biology -Chemistry -Physics -Geology why did early explorers explore the oceans? for the needs of the time e.g. trade when did the greeks Read more…