g104_class2_water_on_earth

g104_class2_water_on_earth - Geography 104 -

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Oceans, Water on Earth, Seafloor, and Bathymetry size/shape/rotation of Earth is fundamental to ocean dynamics - interesting to know history of Earth’s geometry - dimensions of ocean basins important to their oceanography - distribution of land is important as well - need to know about water, of course! Geography 104 - “Physical Geography of the World’s Oceans”
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world map 450 BC – Herodotus (484-425 BC)
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Johannes Schöner (1477-1547) German globe maker; map circa 1520
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world’s oceans Southern Ocean officially adopted in 2000 by the International Hydrographic Organization ~155x10 6 km 2 ~14x10 6 km 2 ~68x10 6 km 2 ~76x10 6 km 2 ~20x10 6 km 2
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Arctic Ocean Southern Ocean surrounded by Eurasia and North America encircles the Antarctic warm ocean moderates frigid land icy landmass feeds cold ocean fresh rivers feed the Arctic Ocean
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