Review and Reinforcement 6.2                                      Name ____________________________________

Use your notes and section 6.2 to answer the following questions.

 

1. What is the source of heat for the ocean water?

 

 

2. Write the term that matches each number. Then define and explain each tem so you can remember what its characteristics are like.

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4. Why does the thermocline exist?

5. Why does the temperature of the surface zone stay fairly constant?

6. Where on the planet would you not find these zones?


Salt of the Earth: Reviewing the Main Ideas

1. What is salinity?

2. Explain how each of the following factors is related to salinity.

a. Volcanic activity

b. Erosion by running water and waves

c. Animal life

d. Freshwater rivers

e. Polar regions

It's a Gas: Understanding the Main Ideas

1. What are the most abundant gases in ocean water?

2. Explain how each of the following pairs of factors are related.

a. Amount of dissolved gases: depth of ocean water

b. Temperature: amount of dissolved gases

c. Dissolved gases: plant and animal life