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Chapter 16- Review Christian Smith 1. 4500m 2. By measuring the difference between the expected surface and the actual surface as it orbits. 3. Mid ocean ridges, abyssal plains, and seamounts 4. Continental shelf , Continental slope, Continental rise 5. Passive - consist of continental crust capped with eroded, weathered materials from adjacent land masses. Continental shelf, slope, and rise. Found along most coastal areas. Active - common around Pacific Rim. Occur where oceanic lithosphere 6. The Atlantic is moving slower per year, so it cools and sinks more. 7. Erosion by waves destroyed the top of the sea mount resulting in a flattened shape. Due to the movement of the ocean floor away from oceanic ridges, the sea floor gradually sinks and the flattened guyots are submerged to become undersea flat-topped peaks. 8. Winds through all major oceans. The longest topographic feature on Earth. Crest is 2-3m above adjacent deep-ocean basins and is where new oceanic crust is created.
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  • Spring '13
  • NguyenVanVuong
  • Plate Tectonics, Continent, Mid-ocean ridge, oceanic crust, oceanic lithosphere

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