Oceanography Chapter 2 Assignment
Question 2: Describe the distribution of the water and land on Earth.
About 70% of the earths landmasses are in the Northern Hemisphere and most of this land lies
in the middle latitudes. The Southern Hemisp
Oceanography Chapter 3 Assignment
1. What is meant by the term Polar wandering? Have the magentic poles actually
Polar wandering is the relative motion between tectonic plates and earth's
magnetic poles through time. Yes, a polar w
Egyptians: The earliest exploration ship was recorded in 2750 BC and the first seagoing ships in
Polynesians: mastered long-range navigation and succeeded in colonization of pacific islands
from observations of winds, waves, currents,
HW3 Ch. 9-10
1) The net flow of water is perpendicular to the wind because wind and the Coriolis effect
only act on the surface of the water, not the deep water currents therefore even if the
surface current is
Why Study the Worlds Oceans?
Travel and Navigation
Oceanography, Brief History
Climate and Weather
World in Third Century B.C.,
according to Eratosthenes who was probably the
4) Galileo in 1616
8) Because in the Mediterranean, British Isles, and Aegean Sea, depths did not go much further
10) Because the Challenger was the first of its kind being a fully dedicated scientif
Prof. Christopher Combs
1. I see many similarities between what the article says and my college experience. For
example: when I joined college, the first thing I learnt about experimentation was that it
is based on disproving past
HW 7 Ch. 17-18
1. Upwelling conditions support a more productive coastal anchovy fishery because;
upwelling conditions bring nutrients from below the oceans pycnocline, increasing the
concentration of nutrient
Bryozoan: colonial animal, exclusively marine, fossil on 10,000 ft. mountain
Contradictions and Puzzles
Marine fossils on the tops of mountains
Remains of warm water coral reefs off Britain
Coal deposits derived in warm climate f
Maps improved, people started to say hey, wait a minute(
CONTINENTAL DRIFT: new evidence in the 1950s
Post WWII, worldwide effort to map ocean floors
using new technologies
Undersea mountain ranges (65,00
Homework 4: chapter 5 Q 3,5,6,11,15
If all the sea ice melted, the sea level will still remain same because when the sea ice
melts, it replaces the mass of sea water. Sea ice is basically f
On average 3.5% of weight of seawater is dissolved salt therefore, 96.5% of weight of seawater is
water and therefore: 1000 g of seawater contains
o 965 g water and 35 g salt, or 35 parts of salt per 1000 units of seawater, or 35 ppt
HW Ch. 11-13
1. Study problems 1-2-3
W. Michael Boan
HW3 Ch. 6-8
2.2 x10-20Kg potential mass of NaCl in the oceans
2. 1.86 x1034 years is the residence time of calcium.
3. 2.86 x1032Kg Saltwater is needed to obtain 1Kg of gold.
4. One process that locally
Special Assignment #2: Science Citation Index
Complete citation of article 1 (from SA1): Teeling, H., B. M. Fuchs, D. Becher, C. Klockow, A.
Gardebrecht, C. M. Bennke, M. Kassabgy, S. Huang, A. J. Mann, J. Waldmann, M. Weber, A.
Tidal Turbines: effective power production and effects on the waters around them
OCN 1010-01 Fall 2015
As the call for renewable energy grows, the advancements in tidal energy conversion
increase as well. Tidal energy is commonly seen and foc
USA Time Zones: 15 degrees per time zone hour
Distribution of Time Zones
Measurement of Latitude and Longitude
Latitude, reference an astronomical system, such
as the north star (Polaris)
Chapter 2 Introduction: opening paragraphs on p.27
Table 2.1 Features of other planets compared to Earth (p.29)
Mars, the moons of Jupiter (e.g., Europa, Io, Callisto(),
and other extraterrestrial exploration:
What are we looking for?
The 2008 P
HW 6 Ch. 14-16
1. Unrelated organisms can occupy the same niche by the non-limitations of the habitat they
live in. Some limitations include food and space for hunting which would impair one or
the other organ
W. Michael Boan
Special Assignment #1: Oceanography article from Science
Teeling, H., B. M. Fuchs, D. Becher, C. Klockow, A. Gardebrecht, C. M. Bennke, M. Kassabgy,
S. Huang, A. J. Mann, J. Waldmann, M. Weber, A. Klindworth, A. Otto, J. Lange, J. Bernhard
HW2 Ch. 3-5
1) Polar Wandering is the movement of Earths north magnetic pole moving away from its
geographic north pole. No, they have not wandered but the shift of magnetized fossils
with tectonic plate shifti
Cells and molecules of life need a consistent environment
Example: The Animals
Where did life most likely first evolve?
Q. How many different major animal strategies/groups?
A. Lets say 30
Q. How many of these phyla occur in the ocean today?
Homework 5: chapter 6 Q 1, 2, 3, 10, 13.
The oceans salt balance is regulated by maintaining equilibrium of input and output
of salt through various means. The input of salt includes: salt from r
1. Heating and cooling of Earths surface
Distribution of solar radiation
Obliqueness of incident solar radiation (equal-sized land areas at different latitudes
receive different levels of solar radiation)
Intro. to Oceanography
OCN 1010 Section 01
Submission Date: 02/02/2017
Submitted to: Prof. Christopher Combs
Homework 2: Chapter 3 Q 1,2,8,10,14.
Polar wandering Movement of Earths poles from a reference point due to con
September 08 & 13, 2011
In Chapter 3, we will address these
What is plate tectonics?
What is isostasy?
What evidence existed for drifting
How did the theory of plate tectonics
The Water Planet
September 06, 2011
OCN 1010, Sec. 2, Oceanography
You are here!
( This place looks familiar I think Ive been here before! )
Origin of the universe
Hubble Space Telescope (HST),1990
Temperature map of universe
A Brief History
OCN 1010, Sec. 2
August 30, 2011
What IS Oceanography?
It is Multidisciplinary:
1. Geological Oceanography (Text Chaps. 2, 3, 4, 12)
2. Physical Oceanography (Chaps. 5, 8,11,12)
and Marine Meteorolo