Origin and characteristics of the sea and ocean
433 chapter 31 ocean currents types and causes of currents 3100 definitions the movement of ocean water is one of the two principal sources of discrepancy between dead reckoned. 15062018 a body of salt water smaller than an ocean, generally forming part of, or connecting with, an ocean or a larger sea the mediterranean sea, the caribbean sea, the sea of crete, etc a lake, especially if large or if salty or brackish. Ocean science is interdisciplinary and can be incorporated beyond the science classroom, for instance math teachers can use ocean data, graphs, and maps to provide relevance when studying concepts such as integers.
Sea level mean water level observed for a given duration (day, month, year) it is used as a reference to define coastal features and calculate the elevation of topographical elements mid-ocean ridge. The atlantic ocean is a little larger than the indian ocean, but the two are similar in average depth the arctic is the smallest and shallowest connected or marginal to the main ocean basins are various shallow seas, such as the mediterranean sea, the gulf of mexico and the south china sea. Nor is it normal to equate the lohita sagar as the indian ocean with what the greeks called the erythraean sea, as the latter is generally seen as indicating only the western indian ocean it is most famously known from the title of the periplus of the erythraean sea (1 st c a d greek) by an unknown writer but whose name may have been.
General characteristics of the world's oceans: 4 ocean currents the ocean's surface is not level this is due in part to currents, waves, atmospheric pressure differences, and variations in gravity. Marine biodiversity wiki - coastal and marine wiki the deep sea region starting from the continental shelf break. Although the origin of this phrase is not known for certain, many people believe it referred to the red sea, the mediterranean sea, the persian gulf, the black sea, the adriatic sea, the caspian sea, and the indian ocean, which were the waters of primary interest to europeans before columbus. Cover what an ocean is, where the ocean is located, the different names of oceans and interesting characteristics of oceans read i am the ocean after reading the book, students locate the oceans on a.
Ocean ridges are often of volcanic origin at a point or line of separation in the earth's crust ocean trench a deep cut or trench in the seafloor, usually close to where continental shelves and seafloors meet. Salinity & the water cycle understanding why the sea is salty begins with knowing how water cycles among the ocean's physical states: liquid, vapor, and ice. Characteristics the temperature of the waters of the deep sea varies from 4°c to -1°c exceptions are the mediterranean sea with an average temperature of 13°c in the upper 4,000 metres and the red sea where the bottom water can reach temperatures up to 215°c at depths of 2,000 metres. 17072018 water is the common link among the five biomes and it makes up the largest part of the biosphere, covering nearly 75% of the earth's surface aquatic regions house numerous species of plants and animals, both large and small.
0 cx) 'f) i a the indian ocean the geology of its bordering lands and the configuration of its floor. 07072018 a sea is a large body of water that is smaller than an ocean the sea, the sea is a tale of the strange obsessions that haunt a self-satisfied playwright and director as h e begins to write his memoirs. Admiral of the ocean sea that would be christopher columbus, who earned the title after sailing back from the new world in 1493. A submarine canyon is a steep-sided valley cut into the seabed of the continental slope, sometimes extending well onto the continental shelf, having nearly vertical walls, and occasionally having canyon wall heights of up to 5 km, from canyon floor to canyon rim, as with the great bahama canyon.
The mediterranean sea is formed by several other seas or basins, the most important of which are the adriatic sea, the aegean sea, the tyrrhenian sea, the ﬁalgerian-provenceﬂ basin, the ionian basin and the levantine basin its. Abstract using published material the temperature-salinity characteristics of the world's water masses are defined for the upper, intermediate and deep/abyssal regions of the ocean the global distributions and boundaries of. Green sea turtles are found throughout the north pacific and range as far north as alaska they are more commonly seen in southern temperate waters around mexico and hawaii, but they sometimes show up in higher temperate latitudes when they drift in ocean currents during years with above-average sea temperatures.
- 15072018 the pacific ocean is the largest ocean covering an area of 64,186,000 square miles and the mediterranean sea is the largest sea with an area of 1,144,800 square miles in fact even the world’s smallest ocean arctic ocean (5,427,000 square miles) is larger than the mediterranean.
- Okeanos (oceanus) was equated with pontos (pontus, the sea) by late classical writers the association occurred after greek explorers reached the atlantic and indian oceans, to discover a salty, rather than fresh-water, sea.
01022009 the origin of the ocean floor the deep basins under the oceans are carpeted with lava that spewed from submarine volcanoes and solidified scientists have solved the mystery of how, precisely, all that lava reaches the seafloor. 30062018 a sea stack is a pillar of rock found in the water close to a coastline sea stacks are common along many of the world's coastlines, and. 11012017 what are ocean trenches ocean trenches are steep depressions in the deepest parts of the ocean [where old ocean crust from one tectonic plate is pushed beneath another plate, raising mountains, causing earthquakes, and forming volcanoes on the seafloor and on land. Although there are two modern suborders of whales (odontocetes and mysticetes), this discussion will focus on the origin of the whales as an order of mammals, and set aside the issues related to the diversification into suborders.