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salinity the measure of the amount of dissolved salt contained in water
density is the measure of the amount of matter packed into a given volume
continental shelf the flat or gently sloping land that lies submerged around the edges of a continent
sonar a system that uses sound waves to measure distances and locate objects
ocean current a mass of moving water
downwelling is the movement of water from the surface to greater depths
upwelling is the movement of water to the surface
el nino these changes in air and water movements cause a golal weather event
longshore current moves water parallel to the shore
rip current narrow streams of water that break through sandbars and drain rapidlyback to sea
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