Geological Oceanography Subject Library

Recent satellite studies and deep-sea mapping programs have revealed in dramatic fashion that the ocean floor is not flat. Indeed, the depths of the ocean floor surpass the heights of the continents. We will explore this terrain and equip ourselves with an arsenal of names and definitions that will familiarize us with these features. And we will come to one of the most profound insights of our time: a theory to explain the formation of the continents and the oceans and everything in between. Our understanding of this theory explains the origins of earthquakes, volcanoes, submarine hiding places, the beaches and ski slopes. What could be more exciting?
Geological Oceanography How did the oceans form?
Geological Oceanography Continental drift
Geological Oceanography Theory of plate tectonics
Geological Oceanography Hot spots
Geological Oceanography Where submarines lurk
Geological Oceanography Beaches