Oceanography Test 1

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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 crust, origin & distribution of sediments, marine sediments as predictors of the future.
Chemical oceanography
composition of seawater, distribution of elements in seawater, chemical tracers of ocean circulation, chemical nutrients & the regulation of biological production.
Physical oceanography
Categories: Oceanography