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- Define the scope of the field of oceanography.
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1. The Scientific Field of Oceanography
If studying oceans and their organisms sounds exciting to you, then you should consider a career in oceanography. Learn why this exciting field is so important to understanding other aspects of Earth, like the land and atmosphere, in this lesson.
2. Theories About How Oceans Were Formed
Today, more than 2/3 of Earth is covered with water, mostly in our oceans. But Earth itself is much older than our oceans. In this lesson you'll explore theories on how our oceans formed, as well as why liquid water remains on Earth even after all this time.
3. Changes in Sea Level: Causes & the Effect on the Environment
Sea level rise is a natural process, but recent trends are concerning because it is increasing at an alarming rate. In this lesson, you'll learn what causes changes in sea level and what effect rising sea level has on humans and the environment.
4. What Are Tides? - Causes & Effects
Tides rise and fall under the influence of the gravitational pull of the moon and sun. Learn about different tides, why they are predictable and their effects on coastal regions of the world.
5. Pelagic Zone: Definition & Facts
As with almost all systems on Earth, the ocean is vast and complicated. To make studying the ocean easier, scientists divide it into zones. This lesson dives into the pelagic zone, defining it and discussing some key facts related to this zone.
6. Indian Ocean: Location, Facts & History
Explore Earth's third largest ocean, the Indian Ocean, in this lesson. Learn basic facts about this ocean's location, complex circulation patterns, and historical importance. When you are through, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
7. Oceans: Facts & Information
Over fifty percent of the world's population lives near a coastline. The oceans of the world affect our everyday lives, from recreation to resources, to climate. Learn some fun facts about this unique feature of our planet!
8. Seafloor Spreading: Theory & Definition
Seafloor spreading is a part of plate tectonics. Its discovery provided a mechanism for continental drift that Alfred Wegener could not explain. In this lesson, you will learn about this important geologic process.
9. Waves: Types & Definition
Examine the different types of waves and what parts of our daily lives are affected by waves, from the ocean to the microwave to sound. Explore how waves are measured and classified.
10. What is Oceanography? - Definition, History & Facts
While over 70% of the earth is covered by the oceans, much of it remains a mystery. Its immense size and depth entice scientists to uncover these mysteries. In this lesson, you'll learn about oceanography, the field that studies the world's oceans.
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