Ocean morphology

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Ocean morphology

  1. 1. Sea Floor Morphology Submarine Canyons
  2. 2. Sea Floor Morphology Submarine Canyons
  3. 3. Sea Floor Morphology Submarine Canyons Mosher, et al., 2004
  4. 4. Sea Floor Morphology The Continental Rise
  5. 5. Sea Floor Morphology The Abyssal Plain
  6. 6. Sea Floor Morphology Pelagic Sedimentation
  7. 7. Sea Floor Morphology Pelagic Sedimentation
  8. 8. Morphological Features Reefs and Atolls Bora-Bora <ul><li>Fringing Reefs </li></ul><ul><li>Barrier Reefs </li></ul><ul><li>Atolls </li></ul>
  9. 9. Morphological Features Guyots and Seamounts
  10. 10. Morphological Features Guyots and Seamounts
  11. 11. Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor <ul><li>Mid-Ocean Ridge </li></ul><ul><li>Fracture Zones </li></ul><ul><li>Trenches </li></ul><ul><li>Continental Margin Classification </li></ul>
  12. 12. Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor Mid-Ocean Ridge
  13. 13. Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor Mid-Ocean Ridge
  14. 14. Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor Mid-Ocean Ridge Features <ul><li>Rift Valley </li></ul><ul><li>Pillow Basalts </li></ul><ul><li>Gabbro Dikes </li></ul><ul><li>Axial Volcanoes </li></ul><ul><li>Hydrothermal Vents </li></ul>
  15. 15. Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor Mid-Ocean Ridge:Rift Valley
  16. 16. Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor Mid-Ocean Ridge: Pillow Basalts Wadi Jizzi, Oman B. Parsons NOAA
  17. 17. Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor Mid-Ocean Ridge: Gabbro Dikes Sheeted Gabbro Dikes Zabyah, Oman B. Parsons Wilson, et al. , 2002
  18. 18. Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor Mid-Ocean Ridge: Axial Volcanos Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute http://www.mbari.org/data/mapping/seamounts/default.htm
  19. 19. Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor Mid-Ocean Ridge:Hydrothermal Vents
  20. 20. Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor Mid-Ocean Ridge: Fracture Zones
  21. 21. Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor Mid-Ocean Ridge: Fracture Zones
  22. 22. Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor Trenches
  23. 23. Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor Trenches
  24. 24. Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor Crustal Recycling
  25. 25. Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor Crustal Recycling
  26. 26. Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor Classification of Continental Margins <ul><li>Passive Margin </li></ul><ul><li>Active Margin </li></ul>
  27. 27. Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor Passive Continental Margins
  28. 28. Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor Passive Continental Margins
  29. 29. Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor Active Continental Margins

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