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Vocab for Oceanography

salinity measure of dissolved salt in a liquid
sodium chloride common table of salt
continental shelf part of the ocean floor that begins right before the shores and slopes
continental slope part of the ocean floor, at the edge of the continental shelf
seamount underwater mountain far away from the mid ocean ridge
mid-ocean ridge an underwater mountain range forming on both sides of the rift
trench V-shape valley on the ocean floor
abyssal plain flat region on ocean floor
crest highest point of a wave
tough lowest point on a wave
wavelength length of a wave
upwelling movement of the ocean
surface current water movement right on the surface of the water
deep current movement of water far below the surface
coriolis effect northern hemisphere=clockwise southern hemisphere=counter clockwise
Tides surface level of the ocean ocean cause by the gravitational attraction
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