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Science Chapter 3 test

5 Oceans by decreasing size Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Southern, Artic
Each year, the Atlantic Ocean... gets wider
Each year, the Pacific Ocean... gets smaller
Ocean water's most abundant salt is? NaCl- Sodium Chloride
Measures the amount of dissolved salt in a liquid Salinity
a body of water famous for high salinity The Dead Sea
Salt in the ocean came from... Run off pushing minerals into the ocean
How does the pressure change as you go deeper in the ocean? The further down the pressure goes up
Why do hot, dry coastal waters have a higher salinity than cool, humid climates When the water evaporates it leaves the salt behind
What causes water to evaporate from the ocean? The sun
How does the ocean help regulate temperatures in the atmosphere? absorbs and releases heat
Three methods for studing the ocean floor are... SONAR, Satellite, Vessels
SONAR works by... sound waves bouce off sea floor and return
The gently sloping area attached to a continent is the... Continental Shelf
The steeply sloping area between the continental shelf and the ocean floor is the... Continental Slope
An underwater mountain formed by volcanoes is a... Sea Mount
Deep, Flat areas of the ocean floor are called... Abyssal Plain
Plates at mid-ocean ridges are.. Moving apart
Plates at ocean trenches are... Colliding
Created by: brittanyjordan