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OCE 1001 Intro to Oceanography Summer B 2009 Study Guide for Chapter 3 of Garrison This study guide should serve to alert you to the important topics covered from this Chapter that will likely appear on exams Chapter 3 Earth Strcture and Plate Tectonics Be able to outline Wegener s idea of continental drift formation of the supercontinents Pangaea and Gondwanaland and the basic geologic data that Wegener used to justify his hypothesis Also make sure you understand why Wegener s ideas were not accepted Be able to describe the characteristics e g thickness and depth range composition density etc of continental crust oceanic crust mantle and inner and outer core of the Earth Make sure you understand the basics about lithosphere and asthenosphere and the relationship between crust and mantle and lithosphere in both the ocean basins and continents Thicknesses composition and basic mechanical properties or behavior are very important Know the relationship between lithosphere and asthenosphere and the Earth s rigid plates Know the number and names of the major plates and make sure you could identify them on a global map Know the average elevation of the continents above sea level and the average bathymetry of the ocean basins below sea level and be able to account for the difference Be able to describe and outline reasons for the differences in the age of the continents and the ocean basins Be able to describe the basic characteristics of and di erences between convergent divergent and shear ie transform plate boundaries Make sure you understand and can draw accurate cross sections of a representative subduction zone and oceanic spreading ridge Be able to draw an accurate bathymetric section of an ocean basin from continental margin across spreading ridge to conjugate rifted analog margin Be able to outline the relationship between subduction zones and volcanic arcs 7 both island arcs and continental arcs 7 and make sure you can account for the association between the two Be able to describe the processes of hot spot volcanism Make sure you understand the relationship between the observations of sea oor magnetic anomalies the Earth s magnetic eld and creation of oceanic lithospheric plates at divergent plate margins Be able to describe the relationship between Earth s magnetic eld lines of force and latitude and make sure you understand how igneous rocks formed on continents support the hypothesis of continental drift Make sure you understand how to calculate plate velocity from magnetic anomalies in the ocean basins OCE 1001 Intro to Oceanography Summer B 2009 Study Guide for Chapter 12 of Garrison This study guide should serve to alert you to the important topics covered from this Chapter that will likely appear on exams Chapter 12 Life in the Oceans Review the basic differences between plankton nekton and benthon Make sure you know how plankton are divisible by lifestyle into phytoplankton and zooplankton and how individuals in each of these groups live Make sure you understand how meroplankton develop during the courses of their lives Review the classi cation of life in the oceans based on habitat and make sure you know the basic characterstics of each habitat Review the quotTree of Lifequot and Linnaean taxonomy classi cation scheme You should know the basic schema in current use eg KPCOFGS Make sure you know the important phyla of marine invertebrates and chordates and could give an example family or species Make sure you know how biomass is de ned and how it is distributed throughout the trophic pyramid food web in the ocean basins Be sure you are clear on the differences and relative numbers of autotrophs and heterotrophs and how these differ between the oceans and land Review the 10 rule and make sure you know its implications for marine life Review the basics of primary production in the ocean basins processes involved important organisms basic phyla relative abundances and hazards to marine and human life from their periodic blooms Make sure you understand the necessary ingredients phytoplankton must have in order to be effective primary producers Review mechanisms these organisms have developed to keep them selves in the photic zone how they produce organic material using chlorophyll or carotenoid and how the spectrum of light in the photic zone plays an important role Make sure you understand the Red eld ratio and its important consequences for marine primary producers Make sure you know the various sources for N P and other important nutrients nec essary for primary production in the oceans Review the important role bacteria play in the biogeochemical cycling of N and P and other nutrients in the oceans Review the locations and characteristics of the important zones of high and low productivity in the oceans Make sure you can describe how productivity might change from place to place with seasonal changes and make sure you understand WHY these changes occur


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