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Ocean Composition

What are two sources of water for Earth's oceans? Water vapor expelled from volcanoes that condensed and precipitated and melted ice from comets and asteroids
What is the largest and deepest ocean? The Pacific
Which two oceans are partly covered with sea ice? The Southern and the Arctic
How does the water in Earth's oceans become salty? Through surface runoff that forms salts. Rivers and streams carried these substances to the oceans
What is salinity? The measure of the mass of dissolved solids in a mass of water
What are the resources found either on our beneath the ocean floor? Energy resources- ex:oil, natural gas, methane hydrates Minerals- ex: manganese nodules, gold, zinc
What are the three regions in the Continental margins? Continental shelf, continental slope, continental rise
What are the four criteria scientists use when classifying ocean zones? Amount of sunlight, salinity, density, and temperature
Created by: Isabella_renae