Test Answers on Oceanography Flashcards

Oceanography Test 1

Eratosthenes A. established settlements in North America B. led voyage that first circumnavigated the globe C. first european explorer to see the Pacific Ocean D. first determination of Earth’s circumference D. first determination of Earth’s circumference Ptolemy A. led voyage that first circumnavigated the globe B. first European explorer to see the pacific ocean C. […]

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Marine Science and Oceanography

question What is a scientist? answer Someone who uses the processes of science to find answers about how and why things work in the world, in the observable universe. question What are two influences that the ocean make on the earth? answer The two influences the ocean has on the earth is the weather and […]

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Oceanography Terms

question Another name for Latitude lines answer Parallels question Another name for Longitude lines answer Meridians question Prime Meridian answer 0 degrees question International Dateline answer 180 degrees question Define: Heading answer Direction you are actually going question Define: Bearing answer Direction your destination lies in relation to your starting point question How many nautical […]

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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 electronic instrumentation. TOPEX/Poseidon Joint French-U.S. […]

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Oceanography Terms Test Answers

question Intertidal answer The shallow zone of the ocean where land meets water, which is alternately covered or exposed by the tied question Sublittoral answer Benthic zone from the low-tide line to the seaward edge of the continental shelf; the subtidal zone. question Bathyal answer Pertaining to ocean depths between approximately 1000 and 4000 meters. […]

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Oceanography – 1

question Physical, Chemical, Biological, Geological Oceanography answer 4 disciplines of Oceanography question Oceanography answer study of our oceans question resource, travel/commerce, part of our environment answer how we view the oceans question pacific islanders (polynesians) answer best at early navigation, made shell and stick diagrams question shell and stick diagrams answer constructed by pacific islanders […]

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Oceanography Chapter 8 Vocab

question air mass answer A large mass of air with nearly uniform temperature, humidity, and density throughout. question atmosphere answer The envelope of gases that surround a planet and are held to it by the planet’s gravitational attraction. question atmospheric circulation cell answer Large circuit of air driven by uneven solar heating and the Coriolis […]

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Earth Science Oceanography

question Deep Ocean Currents answer an ocean current formed when cold water flows underneath warm water. question Surface Currents answer a horizontal movement of the ocean water and is caused by wind and that occurs near the top of the surface of the water. question Coriolis Effect answer the effect of Earth’s rotation on the […]

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Oceanography Stuff-Chapters 1 and 2

question What is Marine Science? answer The process of discovering the facts, processes, and unifying principles that explain the nature of the oceans and their associated life forms. question What is Oceanography? answer The study of the water in the ocean, the life within it, and the solid earth beneath it. question What are the […]

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Oceanography 1

question Asthenosphere answer Partially melted, plastic-like portion of the upper mantle. question Mesosphere answer Mantle question Bathymetry answer The measurement of depth of the ocean. question Lithosphere answer The rigid, brittle portion of the Earth’s structure. question Seismicity answer Distribution, magnitude and frequency of earthquakes in an area. question Lithosphere answer Least dense layer of […]

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Oceanography Equipment

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

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Oceanography Ch. 1-4 Exam

question Pacific Ocean answer Deepest and largest ocean question Atlantic Ocean answer Second largest ocean; separates the Old World from the New World question Indian Ocean answer Slightly smaller than the atlantic ocean but has the same average depth; mostly in the southern hemisphere question Arctic Ocean answer Smallest and shallowest ocean; has a permanent […]

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Skidaway Institute Of Oceanography

question Oceanography differs from Oceanology in that answer Oceanography implies mainly describing the ocean, where as Oceanology is the study of the ocean question The first stage in the history of ocean study was answer Primarily a time of exploration and describing ocean boundaries question The second stage in the history of ocean study answer […]

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Oceanography Test Questions

question What regulates our earth’s climate? answer physical processes at work in the ocean and interaction between the ocean and atmosphere question past climate changes can be monitored by answer our ocean question nebular hypothesis answer all bodies in the solar system formed from nebula question nebula answer cloud of gases and space dust (hydrogen […]

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Oceanography Answers

question the ____ is the source of energy on Earth answer SUN question Sun answer Fuels atmospheric circulation ocean circulation question Incident angle of sunlight answer 1. Solar ‘footprint’ 2. Reflection (Diameter of Sun >100x Earth’s) question Differential heating answer Excess heat from low latitudes is transferred to heat-deficit polar latitudes by both ocean and […]

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Oceanography Chapters 5-8 Review

question Photic Zone answer Thin film of lighted water at and just below the ocean surface. 100-600 meters question Pycnocline answer Zone in which density increases with increasing depth, 18% of ocean water question Deep Zone answer 80% of ocean water, 3rd zone question Halocline answer In some regions, especially in shallow water near rivers, […]

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Oceanography Prologue Terms

question Edward Forbes’s contributions to oceanography include answer -A proposed system of ocean depth zones, each characterized by specific animal populations -A systematic survey of marine life around the British Isles and in the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas question Who developed the theory of atoll formation answer Charles Darwin question What do the work of […]

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Flashcard Answers on Oceanography

question Ocean Waves answer … question Wave crest answer highest part of the wave question wave trough answer lowest part of the wave question wave height answer vertical distance separating the crest from the trough question wave length answer horizontal distance between the crest of one wave and the crest of an adjacent wave question […]

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Oceanography Quizlet

question Definition of Oceanography answer the study of the oceans. Includes marine geology, physical oceanography, and marine biology question Famous Marine Scientists answer Jacques Cousteau, Rachel Carson, James Cameron, and James Cook question Average Salinity answer about 3.5 percent question Salinity Definition answer Amount of Salt question Salt comes from… answer river runoff question With […]

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Oceanography Chapter 1 Test

question What is a scientist? answer Someone who uses the processes of science to find answers about how and why things work in the world and in the observable universe. question what two influences make the ocean important to life on earth? answer weather and world climate question what three marine resources make the ocean […]

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Oceanography I

question what percent of the earth is covered by ocean answer 70.8% question what percent of surface water is made up of oceans answer 97.2% question Principle Oceans answer Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic, Antarctic/Southern question Pacific ocean answer largest, deepest question atlantic ocean answer 2nd largest question arctic ocean answer smallest, shallowest, ice-covered question antarctic/southern […]

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