Marine geology or geological oceanography is the study of the history and
structure of the ocean floor. It involves geophysical, geochemical,
Part of the Earth's surface beneath the seas and the oceans; its topography is ...
to define coastal features and calculate the elevation of topographical elements.
and sea floor spreading regions that create particularly interesting ecosystems
and geologic features. Two major ocean features are shallow continental
Over half a mile taller, from base to summit, than Mt. Everest, Mauna Kea in
Hawaii is more than 6 miles tall from its base on the ocean floor, to its summit two
Topographic features (the physical features of the surface of Earth) and geologic
processes in the ocean basins hold the keys to plate tectonics, a fundamental ...
Looking at the Sea Physical Features of the Ocean. The Water Planet ... away by
waves. The diagram below shows the main features found on the ocean floor.
Students locate and label geologic features of the ocean and explore the
relationship of these ... Ask: What types of landforms are there on the ocean floor
Geology 113. Physical Characteristics of the Ocean Floor. Print this webpage so
you have a hard copy of the assignment. Bring the hard copy to lab. Objectives:.
Oceanic crust is the main crustal unit under Earth's oceans. ... can be used to
explain many of Earth's geological features (mountain ranges, trenches). ... of the
crustal movement is near the surface as sea-floor spreading causes plates to
The shelf is the most familiar and well-understood area of the ocean floor to ....
Plate Tectonics - Geological Features of Divergent Plate Boundaries: Khan ...