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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1What is Oceanography? - Definition, History & Facts
Course SummaryIf you need help studying oceanography concepts, look no further than this Earth Science 105 course! Entertaining lessons, multiple-choice quizzes and other study tools can build your knowledge and help you succeed on projects, tests or assignments in school or the workplace.
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This Earth Science 105 course offers the comprehensive overview of oceanography you need to better understand oceanic circulation, the earth's structure, ocean conservation, marine sediment and much more. Fun lessons provide in-depth analyses of sea floor spreading, coastal erosion, Oceania and algae blooms. You can also get up to speed with the basics of tectonic plate movement, ocean upwelling, hydrothermal vents and marine angiosperms. Explore these lessons any time via your computer or mobile device to ensure your study process aligns with your personal schedule. Multiple-choice quizzes, chapter exams and a final exam can confirm your knowledge of these oceanography concepts.
This course is a valuable resource for students, professionals and educators involved in oceanography and related fields. Students can prepare for tests or get help with assignments by studying the course lessons and taking quizzes and practice exams. Professionals can use the course to get reacquainted with specific oceanography concepts and improve their performance on the job. Educators can use study tools in this course to supplement learning materials in the classroom and further enhance their students' understanding of oceanography.
|Oceanography & the History of Oceanic Exploration||Defines oceanography and discusses the five major oceans, Oceania, the Challenger Expedition, modern ocean exploration and James Cook's contribution to oceanography.|
|Earth Structure & Plate Tectonics||Discusses the formation of the earth, plate boundaries, the earth's internal layers, sea floor spreading and major plates of the lithosphere. Explains causes of tectonic plate movement, evidence for the mechanism of continental drift and theories about how the oceans were formed.|
|Ocean Floors & Basins||Provides descriptions of continental shelves, slope and rise. Discusses the oceanic ridge system, hydrothermal vents, island arcs, abyssal plains and deep ocean trenches.|
|Marine Sediment||Teaches about features of sediments, continental margin sediments, the lithification of sediments, deep ocean sediments and ocean sediment sampling.|
|Atmospheric & Oceanic Circulation||Explores the properties of water and ocean water, the Coriolis effect, El Nino and ocean upwelling. Describes ocean circulation and surface circulation, major ocean current circulation, cyclones and anticyclones.|
|Oceanic Waves & Tides||Covers deep and shallow water waves; the impact of waves on erosion; causes and effects of tides and the influences of the moon, sun and gravity on tides.|
|Coastal Ocean Features||Discusses the effects of coastal erosion and deposition on shoreline features, characteristics of shorelines and beaches, sea level changes and estuaries.|
|Primary Production & Ocean Food Webs||Offers an overview of marine angiosperms, algae blooms and feeding strategies of marine animals. Describes differences between red algae, brown algae and green algae.|
|Ocean Conservation||Explains the environmental impact of oil spills, overfishing and the impact of oceanic environmental issues. Discusses ocean pollution, the Law of the Sea and fishing treaties.|
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