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Physical Geography notes

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Physical Geography notes Geography 110

Desiree Notetaker
Cal State Fullerton
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Ocean, Sea, Gulf, waves, Physical, geography
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Desiree Notetaker on Sunday May 1, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Geography 110 at California State University - Fullerton taught by in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 8 views.

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Date Created: 05/01/16
Ocean: entire body of salt water. Covers 71% of Earth Sea: subdivision of an ocean that is partially enclosed Gulf: Surrounded by land on three sides and opens to a sea or ocean Bay: an indentation in the shoreline generally associated with a ocean or guolf San Francisco Bay Peninsula: piece of land almost entirely surrounded by water Korea Ocean currents are drive by global wind patterns; can be examined at various scales. Global wind patterns influence global ocean patterns, like ocean conveyor belt. Processes that shape coastline Eustatic Change: fluctuations in sea level associated with adjustments in the hydrologic cycle Fall line is the location where piedmont succumbs to coastal plain. The piedmont is higher in elevation because is decayed mountain. California’s Coastline and mountain ranges resulted from violent tectonic events, over millions of years. Characterized by diversity, craggy rocky coastline is periodically interrupted by coastal plains. Glacial melted help to shape the Willamette Valley in Oregon and Oregon’s Columbia River Valley Salinity: concentration of dissolved solids in water that is measured in parts per thousand Brine: water that has salinity >35% Brackish: water that has salinity <35% Tides: regular and predictable oscillations that occur with respect to the level of the world’s oceans. Result from gravitational pull from the moon and sun. Although the sun is significantly larger, the moon is closer. Effect on Daily tide: 56% Moon, 44% Sun Waves: oscillations in the body of water that form mostly from frictional force generated by wind The wind factos of wave formation: wind strength, wind duration; wind fetch *On waves slide, may have to draw diagram*


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