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iceberg

Chunks of ice that have calved from a glacier

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ice floe

Small pieces of ice that are flowing

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lead

The open water between flows

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ice shelf

Glaciers that flow out into the sea

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nunatak

Solitary mountains

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continental shelf

The submerged edges of the continents

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continental slope

The steep sides of the continents

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photic zone

The upper 700feet of the oceans

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ocean basin

What the ocean floor primarily consist of.

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abyssal plain

Begin at the edge of the continental shelf and continue in an extremely level and featureless plain.

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trench

Deep canyons that scar the ocean basins

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oceanic ridge

Mountain ranges

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seamount

Isolated volcanos under water

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deep-sea vent

Hot springs under water

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bathysphere

A ball shaped vessel

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territorial waters

The right of nations to excludes ships of other nation from a 3 to 6 mile zone along its borders

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high seas

Is open to all vessels

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exclusive economic zone

A region up to 200 miles offshore from a country in which that county controls fishing and mineral exploration and exploitation by any other nation

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troposphere

The lowest nine miles of the atmosphere.

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McMurdo Station

The largest settlement in Antarctica

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Roald Amundsen

Became the first human to reach the South Pole

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Robert Scott

Tried to be the first man I the South Pole but Amundsen beat him

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Richard Byrd

First to fly a plane over Antarctica

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Matthew Maury

Charted ocean currents

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Jacques Cousteau

Became the first man to dive beneath the ice in Antarctica

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Describe 2 major differences between E and W Antarctica

East has a cold desert and west has snow

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Why has the US made no claims on Antarctica?

Because thy made a treaty with other nations

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What long narrow peninsula extends from Antarctica?

Antarctic peninsula

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Name the three ocean layers based on the amount of light received.

The photic zone, the mesopelagic zone, and the bayhypelagic zone

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What are the three major features that the sea floor shares with dry land,

Mountains. plains. Valleys.

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In which region is he ozone layer?

The stratosphere.

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In which region is the ionosphere?

The thermosphere

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How are the four layers of the atmosphere distinguished?

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Explain the significance

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Chapter Review

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