Marine Sediments: Part 2
Common sediment transporting
mechanisms in the ocean
Module 3: Global Tectonics
Part 1: Continental Drift and Paleomagnetism
Module 3, Part 1: Learning Objectives
Disturbing force causes waves to form
o Wind blowing across ocean surface
o Air and ocean interface
o Air and air interface
o Water and water interface
Fort Fisher Coquina Outcrop Pre-Lab OCNL 150
1. Attach a Google earth image or map to show where Fort Fisher is located (label Fort Fisher).
2. Explain what type of rock Coquina is and how it forms.
Coquina is a limestone, sedimentary rock. It is b
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.
Video link: http:/video.unctv.org/video/2365007946/
1) What type of scientist is Orrin P
Key Questions for Geological Oceanography
What is the structure (size, shape) of each of the major ocean basins?
How did these basins form?
Do (& did) these ocean basins changes their structure?
Measuring the Size and Shape of the Earth's Ocean Basins
Characteristics of the Earth's AtmosphereThe atmosphere is composed
primarily of gases, mostly of nitrogen(78%) and oxygen (21%)The atmosphere
behaves physically like a fluidThe atmosphere is more the 200km thickMore then
half the mass of the atmosphere l
History of Oceanography
Ancient Uses of the OceansEgyptian and Mesopotamian Cultures and early trade
(~3200 BC)Minoans as the first true maritime power (~2000 BC-1200 BC)
Phoenician and Greek colonization of the Mediterranean (~1200 BC - 400 BC)
Driving Forces of Surface Ocean CirculationPrevailing winds make waves and
wind drift currentsCoriolis Force causes currents to deflect clockwise or counterclockwise and develop Ekman spiralsContinental margins deflect and guide
Surface Ocean Cur