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described by the mass movement of land due to gravity. Landslides
described as mountains with openings from which lava bursts. Volcanic eruptions
destructive processes that produce vibrations of the Earth along a fault line and can cause landslides or tsunamis. Earthquakes
can be destructive or constructive and occur when large amounts of water cover land that is usually dry. Floods
a destructive process that describes the breaking down of rock. Weathering
a destructive process that describes the movement of sediments and soil by wind, water, or gravity. Erosion
a constructive process that describes the dropping off and building up of moved sediments and soil in a new location. Deposition
found off the shoreline where the edges of the continents are under water Continental shelf
the steep slope where the shelf drops down to the ocean floor. Continental slope
a mountain range made of volcanic mountains that divides the ocean floor into two halves. Mid-ocean ridge
the highest point of the mid-ocean ridge where the volcanic activity adds mountains to either side of the mid-ocean ridge. Rift zone
similar to deep canyons;they are the deepest part of the ocean basin. Ocean trenches
the bowl-like area on either side of the mid-ocean ridge where trenches, abyssal plains, and seamounts are all found. Ocean basin
wide, flat lands found on the ocean basin. Abyssal plains
underwater volcanic mountains that are not found on the mid-ocean ridge. Seamounts
the area where the ocean meets the land. Shoreline
sandy shoreline Beach
the repeated movement of water that can wear away land or deposit sand along the shore. Waves
the highest point in the wave Crest
the lowest point in the wave, and the breaker, which is the curl of the wave. Trough
flowing streams of water in a specific direction on a curved path (the equator to the poles and then back from the poles to the equator). Currents
produced as a result of industries, agriculture, the burning of fossil fuels, and other human activities. Foreign substances
anything that can harm our natural environment (e.g., when foreign substances mix and dissolve in water, air, and soil). Pollution
the materials people can take and use from the Earth (e.g., air, minerals, coal, trees, and oil). Natural resources
water-filled gaps between the mainland and barrier island where the amount of water changes due to the tides. Inlets
the place where a freshwater river meets a saltwater ocean Estuary
islands with sandy beaches that serve as a protector to the mainland Barrier islands
the regular rise and fall of ocean waters due to the moon’s gravity Tides
can move sand from one location to another on the beach. Longshore currents

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Earth's Oceans Crossword

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deep narrow valleys of the ocean floor trench
large, flat basin area of the ocean floor abysassal plain
underwater mountain ranges with sea-floor spreading mid-ocean ridge
underwater volcano or mountain sea mount
steep drop from the continental shelf to the continental rise is called continental slope
The gently sloping area from the shoreline to the continental slope is called continental shelf
is a sound signal bounced off the ocean floor to measure depth sonar
what percent is the earth covered with water 75
what percent of the earth is covered by land 25
what percent of the earth's water has salt in it 71
what percent of water is fresh water 4
This describes how much salt is in the water salinity
rainfall and river runoff create more or less salinity in water less
ice formation and evaporation make more or less salinity in water more
what is water pressure? force
what is the amount of matter in an object density
is a sound signal used by sea and land creatures echolocation
tides, currents, and waves are types of motion
how are surface currents formed wind
salinity, temperature, and constant movement create what? deep-water currents
a powerful warm, swift moving atlantic ocean surface current that flows along the coast of the eastern US and up over Europe gulf stream
what continent is warmer because of the gulf stream europe
what force creates tides gravity

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OCEANOGRAPHY CROSSWORD PUZZLE

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Below sea level BASIN
mean flow current
underwater landmass CONTINENTALSHELF
seaward border of the continental shelf continental slope
steep depressions in the deepest parts of the ocean trench
underwater plain on the deep ocean floor abyssal plain
underwater mountains that rise hundreds or thousands of feet from the seafloor. seamount
A wide, gentle incline from an ocean bottom to a continental slope. continental rise
studies the ocean oceanography
an underwater mountain system formed by plate tectonics mid-ocean ridge
underwater vehicles submersible
shallow body of water separated from a larger body of water by barrier islands or reefs lagoon
fluids exiting through diffuse flows are usually cooler, less toxic sea floor vent
partially enclosed coastal body of brackish water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it estuary
aquatic drifting organisms which means they are incapable of swimming against the current and instead plankton

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Ocean Floor Features Vocab. Crossword

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that portion of the seafloor adjacent to the continents continental margin
the gently sloping submerged portion of the continental margin, extending from the shoreline to the continental slope continental shelf
the steep gradient that leads to the deep-ocean floor and marks the seaward edge of the continental shelf continental slope
a seaward extension of a valley that was cut on the continental shelf during a time when sea level was lower submarine canyon
a down slope movement of dense, sediment-laden water created when sand and mud on the continental shelf and slope are dislodged and thrown into suspension turbidity current
the gently sloping surface at the base of the continental slope continental rise
area of the deep-ocean floor between the continental margin and the oceanic ridge ocean basin floor
very level area of the deep-ocean floor, usually lying at the foot of the continental rise abyssal plain
an isolated volcanic peak that rises at least 1000 meters above the deep-ocean floor seamount
"see" oceanic ridge mid-ocean ridge
the process by which plate tectonics produces new oceanic lithosphere at ocean rdges seafloor spreading

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Lithosphere Vocabulary Crossword

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The process of which rocks in the earth's crust change forms between sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rock cycle
A violent and sudden vibration in the earths crust that can cause great destruction earthquake
A process where rocks can be broken up or separated physical weathering
Environmental condition that can involve long and short term geological processes geohazard
Disintigration or erosion of rocks chemical weathering
Two plates that slowly move away from each other Divergent Boundary
The point, or focus between two plates focal point
Magma that has reached surface of the earth lava
A map that shows the elevation heights of a region topographical map
The exchange of warm liquids for cooler liquids with relation to density convection
waves that compress and extend, move vertically P waves
waves that slide past each other , move horizontally S waves
places where plates slide past each other transform boundary
Earthy matter, fine sand, or the like carried be moving or running water and deposited as a sediment silt
a series of waves in a water body caused by the displacement of a large volume of water, generally in an ocean or large lake tsunami
The theory that earths outer shell is divided into several plates that glide over the mantle plate tectonics
the crust and the uppermost mantle which constitute the hard and rigid outer layer of the earth lithosphere
The action of surface processes that remove soil, rock, or dissolved material from one location on the earths crust then transport it away to another location erosion
A form of mass wasting that includes a wide range of ground movements landslides
an actively deforming region where two or more tectonic plates or fragments of the lithosphere move toward one another and collide convergent boundary
The point where an earthquake or underground collision occur epicenter
Repetitive layering in metamorphic rocks Foliation Bedding
Faults that move vertically Reverse fault
a mixture of molten or semi- molten rock found beneath the surface of the earth magma
Underwater mountain system formed by plate tectonics mid-ocean ridge
fine grained natural rock or soil material that combines one or more clay minerals with traces of metal oxides and organic matter clay
an overflow of water that submerges land which is usually dry flooding
A supercontinent that existed during the late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic eras Pangea
A rupture in the crust of a planetary-mass object, such as Earth, that allows hot lava, volcanic ash, and gases to escape from a magma chamber below the surface Volcano
the upper layer of earth in which plants grow, a black or dark brown material typically consisting of a mixture of organic remains, clay, and rock particles. soil
A crack in the earths crust fault

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Oceans Crossword Puzzle

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What is the flat region on the ocean floor called? AbyssalPlain
What is a deep valley on the ocean floor called? Trench
What are the active swimmers in a body of water called? Nekton
What are the tiny organisms called that drift in the ocean? Plankton
What is a community of organisms that live on or near a ''Benthic Zone?'' Benthos
What is an underwater mountain called? Seamount
What is a large stream of moving water through the oceans called? Current
What is energy that moves through a body of water? Wave
What is the daily rise and fall of ocean water called? Tide
What is the salt content of water called? Salinity
What is the slope that connects the continental shelf and the abyssal plain called? ContinentalSlope
What is the part of the ocean that starts at the coastline and ends at the sloping part of the ocean floor? ContinentalShelf

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Hydrology/Oceanography Word Search

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gulf stream
salinity
deep ocean trench
aquifer
water cycle
surface currents
spring
precipitation
low tide
guyot
continental shelf
abyssal plain
wavelength
transpiration
seamount
permeable
island
evaporation
groundwater
breaker
cave
tide
neap tide
hydrosphere
current
condensation
geyser
wave height
desalination
tidal range
spring tide
runoff
mid ocean ridge
high tide
continental slope
water table

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Ocean Zones Crossword

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producing own light bioluminescence
free swimming animals that move throughout the water column nekton
tiny algae and animals that float in the water and are carried by waves plankton
organisms that inhabit the ocean floor Benthos
deepest, dark part of the ocean openocean
coastal inlets or bays where fresh water from rivers mixes with the salty water estuaries
most common plant in the marsh cordgrass
hot water rises out of cracks in the ocean floor Hydrothermal vents
these forests grow in cold neritic waters kelp
ring shaped reef surrounding a shallow lagoon atoll
these forests protect the coastline during storms mangrove
considered the top zone intertidal
smooth nearly flat region of the ocean floor abyssal plain
consists of may peaks mid ocean ridge

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Biome crossword puzzle!

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A body of standing water, either natural or artificial, that is usually smaller than a lake pond
They are found in mountain regions worldwide. alpine
The second-rainiest biome. temperateforest
A barren area of land where little precipitation occurs and consequently living conditions are hostile for plant and animal life. Desert
An area of variable size filled with water, localized in a basin, that is surrounded by land. lake
A land area that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such that it takes on the characteristics of a distinct ecosystem. wetland
A large naturally occurring community of flora and fauna occupying a major habitat. biome
High rainfall,It has been estimated that there may be many millions of species of plants, insects and microorganisms still undiscovered. rainforest
It does not have much animal diversity, especially compared to the Savannah. temperategrassland
A type of biome where the tree growth is hindered by low temperatures and short growing seasons. tundra
A wetland that is forested. swamp
It is characterized by the trees being sufficiently widely spaced so that the canopy does not close. savanna
A body of water with a current, confined within a bed and banks. stream
The world's largest biome apart from the oceans. taiga
A natural flowing watercourse, it is usually freshwater. river
A body of saline water that composes much of a planet's hydrosphere. ocean

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EARTH SCIENCE CROSSWORD PUZZLE

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the action of surface processes (such as water flow or wind) that remove soil, rock, or dissolved material from one location on the Earth's crust, then transport it away to another location. EROSION
wear away or change the appearance or texture of (something) by long exposure to the air: WEATHERING
Waves of energy that travel through the Earth's layers, and are a result of an earthquake, explosion, or a volcano that gives out low-frequency acoustic energy SEISMIC WAVES
an instrument that measures and records details of earthquakes, such as force and duration. SEISMOGRAPH
the point on the Earth's surface that is directly above the hypocentre or focus, the point where an earthquake or underground explosion originates. EPICENTER
the great size or extent of something MAGNITUDE
a rupture in the crust of a planetary-mass object, such as Earth, that allows hot lava, ash, and gases to escape from a magma chamber below the surface. volcano
is one of several very large landmasses on Earth continent
a mixture of molten or semi-molten rock, volatiles and solids that is found beneath the surface of the Earth, and is expected to exist on other terrestrial planets. magma
the line at which the earth's surface and the sky appear to meet horizon
a solid inorganic substance of natural occurrence. mineral
the upper layer of earth in which plants grow, a black or dark brown material typically consisting of a mixture of organic remains, clay, and rock particles soil
a sudden and violent shaking of the ground, sometimes causing great destruction, as a result of movements within the earth's crust or volcanic action. earthquake

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Oceanography Vocab Crossword

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Fish who live in the sea but spawn in freshwater are _____ Anadromous
Fish who live in freshwater but spawn in the sea are _____ Catadromous
Fish who live in the sea but spawn in lower salinity are ____ Semi-anadromous
Able to tolerate a large range of salinities Euryhaline
Able to tolerate only a small range of salinities Stenohaline
Not a permanent resident in the Chesapeake Bay Transient
Short-lived and not lasting for a long time Ephemeral
Able to tolerate a large range of temperatures Eurythermal
They are not able to control their internal conditions in a changing enviroment Osmoconformer
They are able to stabilize their internal conditions in a changing enviroment Osmoregulators
A ridge of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers, basins, or seas Watershed
A river/stream flowing into a larger body of water Tributary
Where the tide meets the stream Estuary
The area of a seabed around a large landmass where the sea is relatively shallow Continental Shelf
Flat area in the water Abyssal Plain
A submarine "mountain" with a rigid top Seamount
A submarine "mountain" with a flat top Guyot
A large narrow ditch in the ocean surface floor Trench

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