Earth Science Oceanography
Deep Ocean Currents
an ocean current formed when cold water flows underneath warm water.
a horizontal movement of the ocean water and is caused by wind and that occurs near the top of the surface of the water.
the effect of Earth’s rotation on the direction of winds and currents.
To turn aside or redirect; to cause to go in another direction., To turn aside or redirect; to cause to go in another direction
the amount of matter in a given space.
proportion of salt in a solution
broad, flat portion of the deep-ocean basin
shallow area of the ocean floor that extends outward from the edge of a continent.
a steep incline leading down from the edge of the continental shelf.
a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor
An undersea mountain chain where new ocean floor is produced.
an underwater mountain rising above the ocean floor
the gently sloping surface at the base of the continental slope
A continental margin that is colliding with another plate.
Edge of a continent along which there is no tectonic activity.
the border between land and an ocean, a sea, or a lake.
Global Ocean Conveyor
movement of warm and cold water
is an area between 30 degrees north and 30 degrees south of the equator.
are located between 60° and 90° latitude, in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres
a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles
water circulation produced by differences in temperature and/or salinity and partly Density.