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chapter 8

oceans

QuestionAnswer
Chemical Process in which light energy, water, and carbon dioxide are converted into sugar. Photosynthesis
To operate with hands or by mechanical means in a skillful manner. Manipulate
Slightly salty. Brackish
A feature on the ocean floor. Abyssal Plain
Water in the oceans. Seawater
Refers to dissolved salt content. Salinity
The oceans were filled during tens of thousands of years with water from ? and possibly ice from comets and asteroids. Precipitation
The continental margins include the continental ? and the continental slope and the continental rise. Shelf
The large, flat areas of the seal floor that extend across the deepest parts of the ocean floor are the ? Abyssal Plains
In areas where tectonic plates collide, the seafloor has deep ? Trenches
In areas where tectonic plates separate, the seafloor has mid-ocean ? Ridges
Oceanographers use ? to explore the seafloor. Submersibles
Physical characteristics that are used to classify the ocean into zones include water, depth, temperature, salinity, density, and amount of ? received Sunlight
Water from a sea or ocean that has an average salinity of 35 PPT is ? Seawater
Two main groups of resources on the seafloor are ? and ? resources. Mineral, Energy
The measure of the mass of dissolved solids in a mass of water is called ? Salinity
Freshwater mixed with seawater is ? Brackish Water
The continental shelf, continental slope, and continental rise are all regions of the continental ? Canyons
The large, flat areas of the seafloor that extend across the deepest parts of the ocean basin are ? Abyssal Plains
What is the term for an uncrewed submersible used to explore the seafloor? Manipulator
Which zone does not receive any sunlight? Deep Zone
What happens to density as depth increases in oceans? It increases
Freshwater mixed with seawater is ? Brackish
Salinity is a measure of the mass of dissolved solids in a mass of water. True
The ? has an average depth of 100m. Surface zone
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