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ocean review

ocean currents,ocean,composition,and properties of water

What ocean does high salinity water cool and sink in? the North Atlantic
What is the movement of wind and water to the right or left that is caused by Earth's rotation? the Coriolis Effect
Upwelling's in the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean eventually bring what? deep, cold water to the surface where it is warmed by the Sun
How long does it take to complete a full cycle of the Great Ocean Conveyor Belt? about 1,000 years
What causes a surface current? wind
What kind of things do ocean currents effect? climate and weather
What causes water to have unusual properties? its molecules
What atoms make up a water molecule? hydrogen, and oxygen
What is polarity? a condition in which opposite ends of a molecule have slightly opposite charges, but the overall charge of the molecule is neutral
What is cohesion? when alike molecules attract
What is adhesion? when non-alike molecules attract
What happens when a liquid besides water cools and freezes? the particles get really close together(pack together)
What happens when water molecules begin to cool and freeze? the molecules now have space in between them
What substances can water occur in? liquid, solid, and gas
How are the oceans salty? over billions of years ago is rain washed over and dissolved minerals containing sodium, chlorine, and other that form salt
How do the conditions in the ocean change with depth? the deeper you go the more pressure is weighing down on you
How do elements from Earth's interior get into seawater? through volcanic eruptions over time
What is salinity? a measure of the mass of dissolved solids in a mass of water
About how much salinity is in seawater? 35ppt
What is brackish water? fresh water mixed with seawater
What are Abyssal Plains? large, flat areas of the seafloor that extend across the deepest parts of the ocean basins
What kind of energy resources are beneath the ocean floor? oil, natural gas, and methane hydrates
How many Gyres are there in the world? 5
What is the definition of upwelling? the vertical movement of water toward the ocean’s surface
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