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  • 1 Degree C Per Meter Ocean Water
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    - The pump found in the tropical oceans is responsible for the movement of air and the surface ocean over most of the globe. The energy source that drives this pump is solar radiation from the sun. - The second pump is the deep ocean circulation which is also driven by the sun. - The third pump is the heating of the earth's interior by radioactive decay and radiation of heat causes plate tectonics and continents to move. This long term pump has ceased in Mars. - The winds and ocean currents redi...
  • Shallow Water Waves Wind
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    Savage Seas The Wave Machine The wave machine is a simulator that will allow you to create an ocean wave and determine its height. Most ocean waves are formed when the wind blows across the water's surface. The wave height is determined by three factors: wind speed, fetch, and duration. Wind Speed In 1805, Sir Francis Beaufort, observing the effects of wind speed upon the sea, devised the Beaufort Wind Scale. Though wind speed is not the only factor in determining wave size, the Beaufort scale r...
  • Action Against Water Pollution
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    Water Pollution in Europe Table of Contents Pages 1 Introduction Pros / Cons 2 European / Citizens Europe's Proposal For Good waters by 2010 3. Europe's Surface Water Europe's Ground Water 4. The Water Frame Work Directive Penalties Waste Advice 5. Solutions to save Europe Waterways Conclusion 6. Bibliography Introduction Water pollution is a problem that effects all living things. Every living organism on earth requires water to survive. When the water is polluted, it not only effects the plant...
  • Warm Current Of Water El Ni
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    So What is an El Ni~no, Anyway? A non-technical description An El Ni~no is a temporary change in the climate of the Pacific ocean, in the region around the equator. You can see its effects in both the ocean and atmosphere, generally in Northern Hemisphere winter. Typically, the ocean surface warms up by a few degrees celsius. At the same time, the place where hefty thunderstorms occur on the equator moves eastward. Although those might seem like small differences, it nevertheless can have big ef...
  • Ocean Currents
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    Two-thirds of our planet is covered with oceans. The Pacific, the Atlantic, the Indian, and the Artic are the world's major oceans. They were formed by a series of geological processes that continue to affect the Earth. Seven main parts, called plates, make up the Earth's mantle layer and crust. The plates fit together millions of years ago, and are constantly moving (at a slow pace-like a fingernail grows) over a layer of squishy, soft rock called asthenosphere that lies beneath the crust. Magm...
  • Global Ocean's Deep Water
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    Cold water discovered in the subtropical Atlantic was brought there by a current which had originated in the polar region; temperature measurements in the real ocean and computer models show there is a southward outflow of cold deep water from the Arctic throughout the Atlantic. This cold water is replaced by warm surface waters, which gradually give off their heat to the atmosphere as they flow northward towards Europe. This acts as a massive heating system for all the land downwind. The heat r...
  • Five Oceans In The World
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    Mike Clark Dr. Smith Unit Plan Draft Heading: Topic: Oceans Disciplines: Science (Earth's physical characteristics), Social Studies (Physical environments), English (Research), Math (Add or subtract using decimals and percents) Grade Level: 4th Grade Duration: Three weeks Description: An urban school setting consisting of mostly minority students in a general education classroom. Brainstorming Cognitive Map: (See attached paper) Content Overview: The Ocean is the great body of water that covers ...
  • Surface Waters Into Motion As Currents
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    The Ocean The world's ocean covers about 70% of the Earth's surface. It is use to produce us many things. It is more than a place to swimming, sailing and other recreation. The ocean serves as a source of energy, raw materials and most of all food like fish and seaweed. In this essay I will talk about 'What are our ocean resources and the importance of the oceans in the future. ' First, our largest resource in the ocean is food. There are two different kinds of food in the ocean, such as marine ...
  • Problem Of Global Warming On The Oceans
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    Water takes up a larger percentage of the surface of our Earth than does land. The earth's oceans are vital aspects to our environment and it is necessary that we take care of them. On another note, global warming is an issue that is having effects on almost all aspects of our environment. Global warming itself means a gradual increase in the temperature of our Earth's atmosphere over large periods of time. There is evidence that global warming has occurred in the atmosphere, however, now we are...
  • Water In The Oceans
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    Oceans Earth is the only planet in the Solar System that has liquid water. The ocean contains ninety seven percent of the earth's water and covers almost three quarters of the planet. There are four different oceans, the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, and the Arctic. Tides and currents occur in all three of these oceans. Many different kinds of fish and mammals also make their homes in these oceans. All of these oceans are connected to each other in some way. Humans find oceans to be very interestin...
  • Life In The Ocean
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    Oceans The ocean covers Seventy-one percent of our planets surface. Life is concentrated, however, in about four percent of it, and it is this four percent that is being polluted by the tons every day. Everyone needs to understand that the oceans are not endless, and not bottomless. They also much see that the ocean contains much marine life which are essential to our eco-system. And in order to preserve this other world of life, we must stop polluting the oceans, and begin to clean them up. Alt...
  • Top For The Flowing River Of Water
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    Sand Pebbles Always Make A Zuma Summer It was a sunny Friday afternoon when I decided to take my observations with me out into the world. I find that my imagination wanders off on its own and takes trips to the ocean without me so I figured my body had some catching up to do. With a snap of my fingers and a short ride through the canyon I found myself at my childhood playground, Zuma Beach. Without hesitation I laid my towel down upon the tiny grains and chips of rocks that the oceans might has ...
  • Tidal Power The Fundy Tides
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    Environment Report: Tidal Power In The Bay of Fundy Prepared for Bill AndrsonProfessor at St. Lawrence College for Environmental Science. By November 22, 1996 INTRODUCTION The Bay of Fundy, which is found off the shores of Nova Scotia, has the highest tides in the world. Extraordinary tides occur when the tidal wave length is two to four times the length of the Bay. By virtue of blind luck or physics, the tide is amplified into a standing wave, like water sloshing in a bathtub. For a breaking wa...
  • Components Of Crude Oil
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    Pollution People have long used the sea as a dump for our wastes. Most of the pollution dumped into the ocean comes from human activities on land. Marine pollution is defined as the introduction into the ocean by humans of substance or energy that changes the quality of the water or affects the physical, chemical, or biological environment. There are different types of pollution. One of them is natural pollutants. An example would be a volcanic eruption which can produce immense quantities of ca...
  • Future Of Our Seas The Ocean
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    INTRODUCTION Ecology is the study of living things interacting with its environment, other species, and its own kind. Its a study of all external condition and factors, both biotic (living) and a-biotic (nonliving), that affect an organism. To carry out this study, scientists observe different ecosystems: forests, deserts, grasslands, oceans, or any kind of interaction between organisms and their surroundings, or with each other, which are called ecosystem effects. There are four components with...
  • Pristine Waters Of Gunnamatta Ocean Beach
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    Dear Mr Bracks, Last Saturday I had the misfortune to ride perfect waves at Gunnamatta Beach. I say misfortune, despite the fact that the surf was excellent, because I spent the rest of the week in bed with a mystery illness caught in the pristine waters of Gunnamatta ocean beach. I know this because other surfers who come from the Mornington Peninsula have also displayed similar symptoms. This "mysterious illness" was caused by the Boags rock wastewater outlet, which must be closed down. Like m...
  • Ocean Water
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    In this poem the author, Adrienne Rich, speaks in first person about diving into the ocean to explore shipwreck remains. In the beginning she arms herself with her diving gear while alone on the deck of a sun-flooded schooner. She proceeds to crawl down the side of the schooner on a ladder, rung after rung, into the ocean water. Then once she is immersed in the water she goes down to explore the wreck following the beam of her lamp. Seeing evidence of damage caused by the ocean, conditions such ...
  • Water
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    The sunlight cast its warm glow across the calm water of the Pacific Ocean, close to the Hawaiian islands. I sighed with content as the water washed over me and I trailed my fingers over the surface of the water. My task for the day was to try out some of the best scuba diving equipment in the world, and ultimately to discover the ancient shipwreck: The Oceanic a. I turned around in the water disrupting the stillness around me. I took the heavy kit from my supervisor and a set of complicated fit...
  • Surface Ocean Water
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    Voc. abyssal plain-parts of ocean that are flat and 3 km to 4 km in depth. bathyscaph-another type of submersible, self-propelled, free-moving submarine equipped for deep-ocean research. bathysphere-a spherical diving vessel that was first used for deep-ocean exploration. calcareous ooze mostly calcium carbonate. Depths below 4500 m it dissolves in the cold ocean water. continental margin shallower portions of the ocean floor made up of continental crust. Continental rise sediments formed from a...
  • Southwestern North Atlantic Ocean
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    Atlantic Ocean The Atlantic Ocean, second largest of the world's oceans, occupies an elongated, S-shaped basin extending in a north-south direction and is divided into the North Atlantic and South Atlantic by EQUATORIAL COUNTERCURRENTS at about 8 deg north latitude. Bounded by North and South America on the west and Europe and Africa on the east, the Atlantic is linked to the Pacific Ocean by the Arctic Ocean on the north and the Drake Passage on the south. An artificial connection between the A...

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