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8Sci_Earths Oceans

Earth's Oceans (Tabat)

QuestionAnswer
What temperature zone in the ocean is warm and sunlit? surface zone
What eventually happens to the water in a river basin? it drains to the ocean
What is a measure of the amount of dissolved solids in a given amount of liquid called? salinity
What is the importance of dissolved gases in the ocean? they help provide oxygen for aquatic animals
What elements are salt from our oceans composed of? sodium and chlorine
What is the hydrologic (water cycle)? the movement of water between the various global water reservoirs
Of the 74% of Earth's surface that is covered in water, what contains the most water? oceans
How are the oceans connected to Earth's water reservoirs? precipitation and evaporation
What are the three reasons the ocean is salty? evaporation, volcanic eruptions & rivers & streams carrying dissolved solids to the ocean
Created by: ndmsteach