2.1-2.4 section review.docx - Amanda Balash 10 th grade 2.1 Section Review 1 Describe how remote-sensing devices are used to investigate the oceans

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Amanda Balash 10 th grade 2.1 Section Review 1. Describe how remote-sensing devices are used to investigate the oceans? Oceans are monitored from satellites in orbit. These satellites send back information on ice cover, ocean depth, water temperature, and weather conditions. For example, the TOPEX/Poseidon monitors global ocean circulation, sea surface temperatures, and sea surface height. 2. What contributions have institutions of higher learning made to marine science? The submersible Alvin which has been used to collect volumes of information about the undersea world, is maintained and operated by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. Since 1963, Scripps, Woods Hole, and Columbia University have joined together in underwater research using the Floating Instrument Platform (FLIP). 3. Describe 3 examples of marine science in popular culture? Aquariums are very popular today and many people like to visit them to learn about marine creatures. Diving and snorkeling are also extremely popular and people like to observe coral reefs. There is also a sea-themed
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  • Fall '18
  • Kathy Karis
  • Oceanography, Section Review, ocean water

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