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
The deepest ocean trenches could easily swallow up the tallest mountains on
land. ... The diagram below shows the main features found on the ocean floor.
See what the geological scientists are studying from the DEEPSEA ... Studying
the features on the seafloor and comparing them to features seen in trenches that
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:.
Geological oceanographers study many features of the oceans such as rises and
... For example, the structure and topography of the ocean floor are studied ...
The various features of plate movement, and the increased heatflow along ...
about the topography of the ocean floor, much less about its geological features.
Seafloor Features. The three major ocean basins are the Atlantic, Indian, and
Pacific Oceans . These lie over oceanic crust and have an average depth of
A cross-section of an oceanic ridge/rise shows its general features (above). ... At
oceanic ridges most of the crustal movement is near the surface as sea-floor ...