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By Tom S. Garrison

The 5th variation of necessities OF OCEANOGRAPHY conveys Garrison's enthusiasm for oceanography to non-science scholars taking the introductory path. it's a streamlined model of his bestselling OCEANOGRAPHY textual content, yet was once created in particular to satisfy the desires of the shorter path. this article offers a uncomplicated realizing of the medical questions, complexities, and uncertainties taken with ocean use, and the position and value of oceans in nurturing and maintaining lifestyles on the earth.

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Neukum) Extrasolar Planets 18 CHAPTER ONE Planets are now known to orbit about 10% of nearby sunlike stars. Most of these planets were found by watching the wobbling path a star takes through space when influenced by the gravity of a massive companion planet. In June 1996, astronomers at the University of Arizona announced the discovery of water vapor, methane, and ammonia in the atmosphere of one of the largest of these planets. 24 NASA (b) A natural-color view from the surface of Titan. Taken after a 21⁄2-hour descent by the Huygens lander in January 2005, the image shows boulders of ice and frozen hydrocarbons resting on a surface with the consistency of wet sand.

Com/earthscience/garrison/essentials distance from the sun allows Earth’s abundant surface water to exist in the liquid state. Ours is an ocean world. The ocean3 may be defined as the vast body of saline water that occupies the depressions of Earth’s surface. 1). Traditionally, we have divided the ocean into artificial compartments called oceans and seas, using the boundaries of continents and imaginary lines such as the equator. In fact, the ocean has few dependable natural divisions, only one great mass of water.

Periodic fiery impacts by asteroids, comets, and meteor swarms could have thawed the ice, but between batterings it would have re-formed. In 2002, chemists Jeffrey Bada and Antonio Lazcano suggested that organic material may have formed and then been trapped beneath the ice—protected from the atmosphere, which contained chemical compounds capable of shattering the complex molecules. 15). A similar biosynthesis could not occur today. Living things have changed the conditions in the ocean and atmosphere, and those changes are not consistent with any new origin of life.

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