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eas 104 exam 1 - EAS 104 Oceanography Exam 1 Review Sheet...

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EAS 104 Oceanography Exam 1 Review Sheet Dr. Brenda Beitler Bowen An invitation to Oceanography! Who, what, when, why, where? Cargo spills as accidental ocean current experiments The “Great Pacific Trash Heap” Midwest fertilizers expand Gulf of Mexico “Dead zone” What is ocean science? How is science done? Interdisciplinary nature of oceanography Latitude and longitude History of ocean exploration What is science? How is science done? Origins: How were the components that make up the Earth and the oceans formed? Cosmology Big Bang Stellar origin of Earth (nebula + star + supernova + accretion…) Density stratification Conditions of early Earth Changes in Earth’s atmosphere over time Origin of water on Earth Age of Earth (how we know = radioactive decay) Earliest life on Earth Structure of ocean basins: Why does Earth have ocean basins? Structure of Earth’s interior Earthquake seismic waves (how we know about Earth’s interior) Compositional vs physical properties Crust, mantle, core vs lithosphere, asthenosphere, mesosphere
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