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Measure of the amount of dissolved salts in a given amount of liquid.
salinity
Two things that affect salinity are...
water movement and climate
continuos movement of water from the ocean to the atmosphere to the land and back to the ocean
water cycle
3 ocean landforms that make up the continental margin
shelf, rise, and slope
a long, undersea mountain chain that forms along the floor of the major oceans
mid-ocean ridge
submerged mountain on the ocean floor that is a least 1,000 m high and that has a volcanic origin
seamount
Major explorations of Alvin
Hydrogen bomb, hydrothermal vents, sunken ships.
process of removing salt from ocean water
desalination
pollution that comes from many sources rather than come from a single, specific site
nonpoint-source pollution
pollution that comes from a specific site.
point-source pollution