Water and Seawater Pt. II 9/27
What are the basic properties of seawater and how is different from fresh water?
What makes seawater salty? What is salinity?
What is dissolved in seawater and what is its source and how long does it s
OCEANOGRAPHY EXAM 1 NOTES
Study of the water of the oceans, the life in it and the earth beneath it.
Four subdivisions of Oceanography
Considered an interdisciplinary or synthetic
Air-Sea Interaction Pt. II 10/4
Importance of Atmosphere
Atmosphere and ocean and interdependent system
Solar energy creats winds; energy is necessary to put anything on Earth into
Winds drive surface oceans currents and produce waves
Ex. El Ni
Heat Budget 10/2
Atmosphere Importance to Oceanography
Atmosphere and ocean are 1 large fluid system; or two interdependent systems
Energy is necessary to put anything on Earth into motion; sun is the source for
Oceanography Chapters 1-9
Earth is an Ocean World (Pg. 1)
Earths tranquility is perfect
o The vast body of saline water that occupies the depressions of Earths surface.
o 97% of Earths water is found in the ocean, while 3% can be found
Ocean Circulation Pt. I 10/11
Overview of Ocean Currents:
Two directions of flow
1. Horizontal (surface and at depth)
Two driving mechanisms
1. Wind surface currents, friction
2. Gravity thermohaline, density.pressure
1. Surface = Wi
Water and Seawater Pt. III 9/30
What controls density of seawater?
How does density vary with depth and location?
Significance of density variation?
Structure or nature of water column? Is the ocean homogenous or layered? Why and
Water and Seawater
Why is water so important?
What are some of the properties of water that make it so important?
Why is water so unique? What gives it its unique properties?
What are the thermal properties of water?
Why does ice float
Waves Pt. I 10/18
Wave oscillatory movement of fluid (water, air) manifested by an alternate rise and fall
of the surface of the fluid, or of the interface between two fluids of differing densities
Vibration or disturbance in a fluid medium
Assignment 1 - The Beaches are moving!
Name: Ali Sottile
Watch above video and answer questions by filing in the blanks (underline), circling (bold), or short answer.
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1) What type of scientist is Orrin P