ocean non-living resources

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ocean non-living resources
2009-12-01 18:36:30
ocean resources nonliving

non-living resources in the ocean
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  1. What time period did the world's population double?
    after WWII
  2. Top 3 consumers of oil?
    USA, Australia, Europe
  3. Most of the oil reserves are located where?
    Middle east
  4. what 3 things are needed to form a hydrocarbon, which is a thermochemical process?
    Heat, carbon source, time
  5. Sediment is thickest around where?
  6. Where does most organic material come from?
  7. Why isn't there a lot of organic matter on the ocean floor/
    it gets eaten before it gets down there
  8. What is the largest anoxic body of water?
    Black sea...has estuary circulation
  9. what is important for generation of hydrocarbon sources?
  10. what temperature of water holds less oxygen?
    warm water
  11. How do you prevent the deep sea from getting oxygen
    increase productivity or decrease bottom circulation
  12. what are the traits of a good resevoir?
    porosity and permeability
  13. where was the latest oil discovery..being the largest in 30 years?
  14. What is the largest carbon source on earth and where is it found?
    methane hydrates, found on coastal margins
  15. how can you detect methane hydrates?
  16. what is the largest single mining operation
    in Ocean Cay, bahamas. Aragonite(carbonate) is pumped and used to make portland cememnt
  17. where are manganese nodules found?
    deep sea clays
  18. what are the 5 strategic metals?
    • platinum
    • nickel
    • titanium
    • copper
    • cobalt
  19. Why hasn't large scale Mn nodule miningtaken place?
    expensive, fight over who owns them
  20. how many miles is the EEZ?
    200 nautical miles