Basic Oceanographic Concepts

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  1. _____ is defined as the amount of matter in an object.
    Mass
  2. As the _____ of two bodies increases, the gravitational attraction between them _____.
    Mass, increases.
  3. As the distance bewteen two bodies increase, the gravitational attraction between them _____.
    Decreases.
  4. Denisty is defined as _____ divided by _____.
    Mass, Volume.
  5. Scientific Method begins with an _____ or a _____.
    Question, Observation.
  6. The processes that took place during the formation of the Earth were determined by following the _____.
    Scientific Method
  7. If a hypothesis passes one or more tests, it becomes a _____.
    Theory.
  8. If a theory fails a test it remains a _____, but if it passes all the tests, then it becomes a _____.
    Theory, Law.
  9. If a hypothesis keeps failing all tests, that hypothesis must be _____.
    False. (Discarded)
  10. Statements made by scientists can be checked by anyone for their _____.
    Accuracy (Valididty)
  11. If the _____ is zero, the weight of an object will be zero.
    Gravity
  12. All Earth processes are caused by the _____ of a system caused by input of _____.
    Instability, Energy
  13. If a system is stable what will happen?
    NOTHING!
  14. Earthquakes indicate that the interior of the Earth is hot and _____.
    Unstable.
  15. The Earth rotates _____ per hour.
    15 Degrees
  16. The latitude of the Equator is _____ degrees, and the longitude at the _____ is 0 Degrees.
    Zero, Prime Meridian
  17. _____ does not need any space.
    Energy
  18. What is the correct order for the Scientific Method.
    • Hypotheses
    • Theory
    • Law
  19. A _____ is a 2-dimensional representation of any surface.
    Map
  20. Maps are made by _____ of data from a 3-dimensional surface to a 2-dimensional paper.
    Projection
  21. If air is heated , its volume _____ causing the density to _____ and the air to _____.
    Increases, decrease, rise
  22. All Scientific Methods begin with an _____.
    Observation
  23. The Earth's Oceans and the Atmosphere make a _____.
    System.
  24. The longitude on the opposite side of the prime meridian is _____ degrees.
    180
  25. Making up an answer to a question is formulation of a _____.
    Hypotheses
  26. One degree of latitude = _____ nautical miles.
    60
  27. The point around which a planet rotates is called the
    Pole
  28. Energy input to systems that results in wind, waves, currents, and rain comes from the _____.
    Sun
  29. Energy input to systems that results in earthquakes and volcanism comes from the _____ of the Earth.
    Interior
  30. _____ is the ultimate energy source for all the processes in the ocean and in the atmosphere.
    The Sun

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