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University of Rhode Island
Ocg 451 - Oceanographic Science
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OCG 451 1st Edition Exam 1 Study Guide Lecture 1 Oceanographic Science 1 How is oceanography an interdisciplinary science What disciplines make up oceanography 2 In what direction does the flow of warm and cool surface water move 3 Describe the map of average sea surface chlorophyll Where is chlorophyll at its highest amount 4 Describe the concept of robotics in the ocean What are the actions and what is being sensed 5 What percent of the earth is covered with water 6 How was the solar system formed What is the nebular hypothesis 7 Describe why the planets that are closer to the sun are smaller in size and rocky compared to planets that are farther away from the sun 8 Be able to discuss the materials found in the solar nebula 9 What are the main gases that come from volcanoes 10 Where did the water that makes up our oceans come from What are the probable hypotheses How can we tell 11 How was our moon formed What is the significance of earth s tilt Lecture 2 Stratigraphy Radioactivity and Magnetics 1 What is the difference between relative age and absolute age 2 What is stratification What are the results of stratification 3 What are Nicholas Steno s principles 4 How do we compare the layers of the earth What is Lithology 5 Who are James Hutton Charles Lyell Henri Becquerel and Ernest Rutherford What did they discover 6 What is radioactive decay What is the equation used for radioactive decay Describe beta and alpha decay What is 238U decay 7 What are carbon isotopes Which are stable What is Carbon 14 beta decay 8 Do all sedimentary rocks have nice horizontal layers that can be tested to determine the age of each layer If no why 9 What two magnetic fields is earth influenced by Describe them 10 What is different between the geographic North Pole and the magnetic North Pole Lecture 3 Earth Structure Plate Tectonics and Volcanism 1 Be able to discuss the overall density of earth and the density of surface rocks How do we know these values 2 What are the two types of

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