Chapter 16 Questions

Chapter 16 Questions - Sara Newell ESC1000 November 17,...

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Sara Newell ESC1000 November 17, 2009 Chapter 16 Questions 1. The Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest of the ocean basins. It lies between Asia and North and South America. The Atlantic Ocean is between North and South America and Africa. The Indian Ocean lies between Africa and Australia, South of Asia. The Arctic Ocean surrounds the North Pole and extends southward to the shores of North America, Europe, and Asia. The Antarctic Ocean has no sharp northern boundary. The northernmost limit of the Antarctic Ocean is the zone where warm currents from the north converge with cold Antarctic water. 3. The salinity of seawater is the total quantity of dissolved salts, expressed as a percentage. In this case, the term salts refers to all dissolved ions, not only sodium and chloride. High rainfall near the equator dilutes salinity to 3.4 percent. In dry subtropical regions, where evaporation is high and precipitation is low, salinity is higher, as high as 3.6 percent. In shallow regions, fed by many large, freshwater
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