Busy. Please wait.
Log in with Clever

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
Sign up using Clever

Username is available taken
show password

Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
Your email address is only used to allow you to reset your password. See our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Didn't know it?
click below
Knew it?
click below
Don't know
Remaining cards (0)
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how


Oceanography and Hydrology

The continuous movement of water from Earth's surface to the atmosphere and back to the oceans Water Cycle
Pollution coming from many different sources such fertilizer and pesticides from farmingwhich runs off into rivers and streams When water becomes more dense, then it will __ Non-point source pollution
Pollution which comes from a specific site EXAMPLE- oil spills Point source pollution
The Sun's heat changing liquid water to water vapor Evaporation
Water (in any form) returning to Earth Precipitation
Cool temperatures changing water vapor to liquid water Condensation
Evaporation off of plants Transpiration
Ocean water moving in a regular pattern determined by its temperature and density Currents
The rise and fall of large bodies of water due to the moon's gravitational pull Tides
Occurs when the Sun, Earth, and moon are at an Ninety degree angle, very little tidal range Neap Tide
Occurs when the Sun, Earth, and moon are in a straight line, creates a SUPER big tidal range Spring Tide
The wind's energy moving through ocean water Waves
Warm ocean current which brings warm water from the Gulf of Mexico to the British Isles. It creates a mild climate for Britain. Gulf Stream
Flat part of the continental margin Continental Shelf
The sloping part of the continental margin Continental Slope
Large areas of flat land in the deep ocean Abyssal Plain
Mountain chains which form at rift valleys Mid-ocean ridges
A volcanic mountain rising from the ocean floor that doesn't reach the surface Seamounts
A long, deep valley or depression on the ocean floor through which old ocean floor sinks back toward the mantle. Ex: The Marianas in the Pacific Trench
Seamounts which rise above sea level Volcanic Islands
The top of a wave Crest
The bottom of a wave Trough
The gravitational pull of the moon Cause of ocean tides
The apparent "curving" of currents due to Earth's rotation Coriolis Effect
Currents that occur below the surface; caused by high salinity and cool temperatures Deep ocean currents
Currents that occur at the surface; caused by global winds, continental deflection, and the Coriolis effect Surface currents
The amount of salt in water Salinity
Water that becomes more dense due to salinity and temperature changes will ____________ Sink
Created by: pattigreenfield
Popular Earth Science sets




Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!
"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards