By: Stanley Courage Duoghah
Also referred to as seaquakes, underwater earthquakes occur beneath or at the bottom of water bodies, most especially oceans as the name suggests. Those that occur beneath oceans to trigger tsunamis are also identified as seaquakes. Unlike normal earthquakes, which can result from movements inside...
Chemical structure of seawater
By: Nick Ford
There are many minerals in seawater. Seawater contains dissolved salts, dissolved gases and particulate matter. Almost every element is represented to some degree. The practice of extracting salt from sea water by evaporation is very ancient. In France the Fleur de Sel is a highly...
By: Stanley Courage Duoghah
In oceanography-the study of the oceans, the phrase "chemical structure" is used in reference to the chemical composites or particles that make up and are responsible for peculiar features and certain characteristics associated with seawater. Put in other words, seawater may look slightly blue from...
By: Nick Ford
The rise and fall in the sea level is familiar to anyone who has taken a vacation in a coastal resort. The holidaymaker probably knows that they are caused by the orbit of the moon around the earth. An intelligent tourist probably realises that the...
By: Cicely Richard
Tides refer to the rise and fall of sea levels caused by the gravitational pull of the sun and moon coupled with the Earth's rotation. Because the moon is closer to the Earth than the sun, it has a stronger affect on tides. The Office...
By: Michael Totten
The Antarctic glaciers are melting faster than ever before. In fact, the rate of melting in some glaciers is twice as fast as it was just 15 years ago. Part of the reason for this is that Antarctic shelf ice, which is the part of...
By: Michael Totten
Taxonomy is the science of classifying all living organisms by assigning each species a degree of relatedness to other species. In general, the more alike one species is to another, the closer together those two species will be classified. The same system is used to...
By: Michael Totten
Ocean waves are how energy is transmitted through water. The visible part of the wave, at the surface of the ocean, is the smallest part of the wave. The rest of it goes deep under the surface of the wave. The most energetic ocean waves...
By: Marisol Dayton
Tides are the daily rising and lowering of sea levels. They are caused by the gravitational pull of the moon, the Earth’s rotation, the gravitational pull of the Sun, and bathymetry – the shape and contours of the ocean floor and shoreline. Depending on...
By: Stanley Courage Duoghah
What happens when you expose butter to the sun? It melts gradually, right? That’s the closest scenario and similar to what is happening to the Antarctic ice. Of course, the Antarctic ice because of its proximity to the ocean will melt from time to...

 

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