# Basic Oceanographic Concepts

 _____ is defined as the amount of matter in an object. Mass As the _____ of two bodies increases, the gravitational attraction between them _____. Mass, increases. As the distance bewteen two bodies increase, the gravitational attraction between them _____. Decreases. Denisty is defined as _____ divided by _____. Mass, Volume. Scientific Method begins with an _____ or a _____. Question, Observation. The processes that took place during the formation of the Earth were determined by following the _____. Scientific Method If a hypothesis passes one or more tests, it becomes a _____. Theory. If a theory fails a test it remains a _____, but if it passes all the tests, then it becomes a _____. Theory, Law. If a hypothesis keeps failing all tests, that hypothesis must be _____. False. (Discarded) Statements made by scientists can be checked by anyone for their _____. Accuracy (Valididty) If the _____ is zero, the weight of an object will be zero. Gravity All Earth processes are caused by the _____ of a system caused by input of _____. Instability, Energy If a system is stable what will happen? NOTHING! Earthquakes indicate that the interior of the Earth is hot and _____. Unstable. The Earth rotates _____ per hour. 15 Degrees The latitude of the Equator is _____ degrees, and the longitude at the _____ is 0 Degrees. Zero, Prime Meridian _____ does not need any space. Energy What is the correct order for the Scientific Method. HypothesesTheoryLaw A _____ is a 2-dimensional representation of any surface. Map Maps are made by _____ of data from a 3-dimensional surface to a 2-dimensional paper. Projection If air is heated , its volume _____ causing the density to _____ and the air to _____. Increases, decrease, rise All Scientific Methods begin with an _____. Observation The Earth's Oceans and the Atmosphere make a _____. System. The longitude on the opposite side of the prime meridian is _____ degrees. 180 Making up an answer to a question is formulation of a _____. Hypotheses One degree of latitude = _____ nautical miles. 60 The point around which a planet rotates is called the Pole Energy input to systems that results in wind, waves, currents, and rain comes from the _____. Sun Energy input to systems that results in earthquakes and volcanism comes from the _____ of the Earth. Interior _____ is the ultimate energy source for all the processes in the ocean and in the atmosphere. The Sun AuthorJenbunni ID66915 Card SetBasic Oceanographic Concepts DescriptionBasic Oceanographic Concepts Updated2011-02-17T03:36:58Z Show Answers