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Unit 1.2

Ocean Profile and Sediments

To checkout sediment and rock layers below seafloor, what is used? drilling
The order of development of reefs. fringing, barrier, atoll
Another name for a seamount that breaks the water's surface island
Sediment produced from preexiting rocks lithogenous/terrigeneous
Made of calcium carbonate foraminifera
Way to increase the settling rate of fine paarticles in the open ocean fecal pellets from marine animals
Cross section views of the underwater land features are obtained by Sea satellite
What do we know abot the mid ocean ridge? It is the largest mountain chain, it is the youngest area of the ocean floor, and it has a spreading center
What are submarine canyon mostly formed by Erosion by turbidity currents
Bathymetry refers to Depths measurements
Created by: ssalser