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2/13 - 2/17 NB Test

Mrs. Gilmore

nape the back of your neck
why is it better to water your lawn at night instead of during the day? less water is lost to evaporation
temperature measure of the average kinetic energy of the particles (hot or cold)
heat a form of energy which transfers among particles
sea level level of the oceans surface, used to determine elevation
sea parts of the global ocean that are partly surrounded by land
panthalassa one giant body of water
pangea one giant landmass of the continents
salinity a measure of the amount of dissolved solid in a given amount of liquid
oxymoron a short phrase in which the words seem to contradict each other
which feature is commom for a youthful river? rapids
sonar sound navigation and ranging
tectonic plates enormus slabs of earth's crust and upper mantle
bathymetric profile map of the ocean floor that shows the oceans depth
what percent of the earth is water? 71
what are the four divisions of the ocean, from largest to smallest. pacific, atlantic, indian, arctic
how did the oceans form? the gases in the air from exploding volcanoes condensed and turned into rain, filling the deeper parts of the earth
what are the gases that are similar in the ocean and atmosphere? nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide
why is there salt in the ocean? rivers dissolve various mainerals, and excess water carries it to the ocean
salinity levels in hot/dry places higher
salinity levels in cold/wet places lower
what is the most important function of the ocean? stabalizes earth's weather conditions by absorbing and holding thermal energy
permafrost a deep subsoil which is permanetly frozen
what is an example of a point source pollution? oil spill forms from a wrecked tanker
desalination a process of removing salt from the oceans water
foord chain diagram that shows how energy in food dlows from one organism to another
food web diagram that shows the feeding relationships between organisms in an ecosystem
quasar a massive and extremly remote celestial object, emitting exceptionally large amounts of energy (radio waves) and typically having a starlike image
during primary treatment at a wastewater plant... dirty water is passed through a large screen
during secondary treatment at a wastewater plant... water is cleansed
latitude a location's distance north or south of the equator, read north to south
longitude a location's distance east or west of the prime meridian read east to west
coordinates set of numbers that describes where something is
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