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Lecture Notes for OCE 3014 - Oceanography with Wacker at Florida International (FIU)

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Material Type:Study Guide
Professor:Wacker
Class:OCE 3014 - Oceanography
Subject:General Oceanography
University:Florida International University
Term:Fall 2009
Keywords:
  • Law of the Sea
  • Protoctista
  • Chemosynthesis
  • Autotrophic
  • Concentrated
  • Hydrothermal Vent
  • Productivity
  • Asymmetrical
  • Environmental Conditions
  • Exclusive Or
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Introduction to Oceanography OCE 3014 Study Guide for Final Chapters 11-15 Chapter 11 Why are coastal oceans important? -Most of the ocean life is next to the shore, --What are the four primary components of the “Law of the Sea”? -12 miles off coast=jurisdiction 200 miles = resource laws. (Exclusive Economic Zone) Right of free passage Open ocean mining 200+ miles, International seabed authority. How does salinity and temperature differ along the coasts from the open ocean? - Mixing with coastal streams affects salinity along the coastal zone. What are coastal geostophic currents? -What are the four main coastal types? - Estuaries, ocean water mixes with river water coastal wetlands, ecosystem with cwater table close to surface lagoons, shallow coastal water separated from ocean. marginal sea, relatively larger semi isolated body of water. What are the four types of estuaries and how do they form? -coastal plain estuary, former river valley now flooded with sea water fjord, bar built estuary, tectonic est...

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