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Unit 2 vocab strateg

Unit 2 vocab strategy

Continental Margin Consists of a continental shelf, a continental slope, and a continental rise.
Continental Shelf Begins at shoreline.
Continental Slope Steep slope out from the shelf.
Continental Rise Bottom of slope that contains an accumulation of sand particles.
Cosmogenous Sediments transported from outer space to earth.
Biogenous Sediments produced from living or once living things.
Turbidity Currents A flow of water and sediment that causes erosion of the continental slope.
Abyssal Plain Flat part of the ocean floor that begins at the toe of the continental rise and continues out to the ocean floor.
Phosphorite Nodules Lumps composed primarily of phosphate minerals that are scattered throughout certain parts of ocean floor.
Lithogenous Sediments from the land transported by rivers, glaciers or landslides.
Hydrogenous Sediment formed by chemical precipitation formed through a chemical reaction in the ocean.
Bathymetry Measurements of depth from the ocean surface to the underwater features.
Submarine Canyon Large V shaped depression carved in the continental slope.
Seamount Under water mountain on the ocean floor sometimes cause by volcanic activity.
Guyot Flat-topped sea mountain.
Diatom Single celled phytoplankton made of silica.
Formanifera Single celled plankton with a chalky shell made of CaCO3.
Radiolarian A single celled plankton that has a spherical, ameba-like body with spiny skeletons made of SiO2.
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