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Ocean Floor

Ocean Topography

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What is oceanography? the study of the ocean and everything in it
What is topography? a map of the ocean floor
List the levels of the ocean floor in order starting with the coast. coast, continental shelf, continental slope, continental rise (and then the other levels--those are not in a certain order)
continental shelf gently sloping part of the continent that is underwater
area where we swim continental shelf
continental slope steep slope of the ocean floor between the shelf and rise
continental rise gentle slope made of sediment between the slope and abyssal plain
abyssal plain mostly flat plain on the ocean floor
seamount mountain under water
mid-ocean ridge underwater volcanic mountain chain
volcanic island volcano that rises above the top of the ocean
deep sea trench deep valley under the ocean floor; deepest part of the ocean
Created by: Nisey1996