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ocean vocab

Teacher: Stratz
Map line that connects points of equal or very similar values
An underwater vehicle built of strong materials to resist pressure
An upper layer of warm water with high levels of dissolved oxygen
A measuring instrument that sends out an acoustic pulse in water and measures distance in terms of the time for the echo of the pulse to return
The densest, coldest water layer, lying below the thermocline.
The difference in levels of ocean water at high tide and low tide
A horizontal movement of ocean water that caused by wind and that occurs at or near the ocean's surface
Oxygen in water, which is important for fish and other aquatic animals
The same all the way through; consistent
A part of the world ocean that lies between North America and Asia and goes from Arctic Circle to Antarctica
An almost land locked ocean surrounding the north pole
A reflected sound wave
A technique that directs sound waves to the seafloor at an angle so that the sides of under water hills and other topographic feature can be mapped
When the tide level is at its lowest elevation
Lowest point of a wave
Lowest tidal range occurring near the times of the first quarter and third quarter phases of the moon
Distance between two consecutive crests or two consecutive troughs
Any area of water extending into the land from a larger body of water
A large body of water bordering Africa on the east and Asia to the South
Energy carried by light
The change of a liquid to a gas
Movement of large bodies of water up and down based on the moons gravitational pull.
An ocean bounded by North America and South America in the Western Hemisphere and by Europe and Africa in the Eastern Hemisphere.
Chemical or physical process that breaks down rocks into smaller pieces. one of the sources of salt in the oceans.
Referring to the sea/ocean
The process in which radiant energy is retained without reflection or transmission on passing through a medium
Highest point of a wave
Are vertical currents of ocean water that result from density differences among water masses
(adj) of the same kind: uniform throughout
A measure of the amount of dissolved salts in a given amount of liquid.
The tide when it is at it greatest elevation
A substance that is dissolved in a solution
A rhythmic movement carrying energy through space or matter