SCI 209 Week 4 Individual Assignment Natural Ocean Disasters Paper
Prepare a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you explain the relationship between the ocean and the shoreline. Select and describe a naturally occurring ocean disaster that results from the relationship between weather and climate. Include the following in your paper:
A minimum of one reference is required.
What caused the natural event?
Would the effects of this event be any different if it occurred at a high or low tide? If so how?
How does this event change the wave action of the ocean?
Which ocean currents (deep and surface) pass near or through the disaster impact area?
Is the disaster affected by surface or deep ocean currents? If so, how?
SCI 209 Week 4 Learning Team Assignment Outline
Begin working on the final Week Five assignment, NOAA Activity Final Section: Marine Adaptations.
Create an outline of your presentation topics. This may be completed in Microsoft Word or in the Outline view inside of PowerPoint.
Waves which are mainly caused by wind travel in little circles or orbs. Waves decrease in velocity as they enter the shore. The top of the wave is called a crest and the bottom is called a trough. The wave crest which will break as it enters the shore. You will view that in this week’s animation. Surface waves should not be confused with Tsunamis or tidal waves. Those are caused by the energy of Earthquakes or other natural disasters. They are massive amounts of water moving out in every direction.
Watch the animation, Ocean Circulation, located in your Week Four area of your Materials section. What is the pattern of circulation in the four major ocean basins? What are the main surface circulation patterns in one of the following oceans: Antarctic, Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific? To which ocean are you closest? How do these patterns affect your area? This web site is a good starting point for your research into this topic.