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Oceanography By Olivia Holtzman

What is Oceanography?"Oceanography is the branch of earth science that studies the ocean"- Dictonary DefinitionOceanography is the science that involves the study of the WHOLE ocean. It involves many other sciences such as geology, physics, biology and chemistry. The OceanAn ocean is one of the most important resources to humans on our planet. Oceans provide a variety of food to us. The sea is the reservoir of our H20 supply, and it provides most of the heat and carbon of our climate system.FACTS-Oceans contain most of the Earth's 02, C02, and surface heat and a bit of Earth's biomass (the total mass of an organism in a given area/volume).-Oceans provide threats. They generate and/or energize storms and hurricanes that are dangerous to the coastal populations.-More than half of the world's population lives within 50 KM of an ocean.-Oceans contain most of the undiscovered pharmaceuticals (medical drugs).Ocean are essential to our world and we take them for granted by putting our rubbish in them, oil spills, disturbing the marine population, and much more.

Oceanography VS. Marine BiologyOceanography and marine biology are very similar and easy to get mixed up. One difference that has been made between the two sciences is that marine biologists study the plants, animals and protists in our bodies of water, coasts and oceans, ranging from whales to microscopic algae and bacteria. Oceanographers study marine organisms and their biological processes within the context of their natural environment.

Marine Biology-Study of the organisms that live in the oceanOceanography -Study of the interactions of marine organisms

Physical Oceanography- The study of physical conditions and physical processes within the ocean.

Biological Oceanography- The study of Ocean life and its interaction with the Ocean's physical, chemical and biological features such as temperature, O2 levels, and other organisms.

Meteorological Oceanography- The science that deals with the phenomena of the atmosphere, especially weather and weather conditions.-Mostly focusing on the evaporation of H20 from the ocean.

Geological Oceanography- The study of the history and structure of the ocean floor.

Chemical Oceanography- 1. The study of dissolved elements in the ocean's water, 2. The study of the ocean's several chemical and biochemical cycles.

Different types of Oceanography


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