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: Introduction

What is Oceanography? An interdisciplinary science that studies the geological, physical, chemical, and biological aspects of the ocean. What are the subdisciplines of oceanography? Be able to describe each. Geological: Studies the ocean’s structures and processes that form them. Physical: Studies the movement of water Chemical: Studies the ocean’s dissolved Read more…

Oceanography Test 1

Oceanography interdisciplinary study that studies the oceans & seas. 71% percent of earth covered by oceans Four Major sub-disciplines Marine Geology & Geophysics Chemical oceanography Physical oceanography Biological oceanography & marine biology Marine Geology & Geophysics shape & origin of ocean basins & seafloor features, plate tectonics, geology of oceanic Read more…

Oceanography Ch 1 and 2

What is Oceanography the description of the marine environment Geological Oceanography which is the study of the structure of sea floor Nebular hypothesis all bodies in the solar system formed from an enormous cloud composed mostly of hydrogen and helium, with only a small percentage of heavier elements Universe originated Read more…

Oceanography and Marine Bio Q&A

Who invited the Bathyscaphe and how does it work? Auguste Piccard. Water fills air chambers to descend and iron babellets are released to ascen. What are concerns of modern marine biologist? – Amount of water (oceans) doubling by 2025. – Most populated ares are near coastlines. – Mariculture causing destruction Read more…

oceanography

egyptions remained within the confines of Nile river and eastern Mediterranean sea Polynesian civilization explore the Pacific ocean and colonize many islands middle eastern cultures explore the Indian ocean, using seasonal winds Pheonicians explore the Mediterranean sea and the eastern Atlantic Greeks began to explore the Mediterranean(Thalassa) thought Atlantic was Read more…

Oceanography

Abyssal Plain an area composed of settled marine sediment Alfred Wegener scientist who developed plate tectonic theory Asthenosphere layer of the Earth on which tectonic plates move Bathymetry study of ocean floor topography Continental Margin where beaches are located Convergent Boundary where plates are moving towards each other Deep Ocean Read more…

Oceanography

Another name for Latitude lines Parallels Another name for Longitude lines Meridians Prime Meridian 0 degrees International Dateline 180 degrees Define: Heading Direction you are actually going Define: Bearing Direction your destination lies in relation to your starting point How many nautical miles are in 1 degree? 60 nautical miles Read more…