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Final Exam Review Guide - MAST 200-010 The Oceans Final...

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1 MAST 200-010 The Oceans Final Exam Study Guide Fall 2007 MAST 200 2007 - Study Guide Exam II This study guide covers material from the whole semester. Part 1 covers the material from the beginning of the semester up to Midterm Exam 1 (Lectures 1- 9). Part 2 covers material from Midterm Exam 2 (Lectures 10-18). Part 3 covers lecture material since Midterm Exam 2 (Lectures 19-25). Be sure to read all of the supplemental reading assignments posted on WebCT. In studying for the exam, look over your lecture notes and read the assigned sections of the book. Make sure you understand the concepts emphasized in the notes. Included below is a list of topics that is intended to aid you in your studies. You should understand these concepts and be familiar with them. Exam Review Session: 7-8pm on Monday December 10, in room KRB004 . Come prepared with questions or discussion. Session will last as long as there are questions. Guidelines: Review the bulleted points below and understand the concepts stated from Lectures, Textbook, and other Readings PART 1: Lecture 1 : Introduction and History Description and definition of OCEANOGRAPHY The three major stages in oceanic research The important people in early exploration and oceanography and what their major contribution was? (i.e. Magellan, Boyle, Newton, Cook, Franklin, Forbes, Maury, Darwin, Thompson) Why is the scientific method important in scientific research? Lecture 2: The Earth and Oceans What is the hydrosphere? Where does most of the water reside? Know the basic cross section of the earth, and the “oreo cookie model.” Understand the key characteristics of oceanic vs. continental crust The importance of seismology in understanding Earth’s structure. What is bathymetry? What is the average depth of the ocean? What is the
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2 deepest spot in the ocean? Be familiar with the typical ocean profiles and associated terminology (coastal region, continental shelf, break, slope, rise, abyssal plain, seamounts, guyouts, submarine canyons, mid-ocean ridges, etc.) Be ready to recognize all the above features on a diagram Lecture 3: The Sea Floor I What are the different coastal regions? (i.e. beaches, estuaries/bays, salt marshes, mangrove swamps, deltas) Formation of continental shelves. Know what comprises the continental margin vs. the ocean basin Formation of submarine canyons. Know the characteristics of the ocean basin. Know the characteristics of ocean ridges. (Hint: what are the three major ocean ridges?) Ocean trenches: what is their distribution? Why are they associated with island arcs? Know the typical ocean basin profile (also difference between the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean profiles). Lectures 4 and 5: Plate Tectonics I and II
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course MAST 200 taught by Professor Dexter during the Fall '07 term at University of Delaware.

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Final Exam Review Guide - MAST 200-010 The Oceans Final...

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