OTHER TOPICS -----> Intro/Maps Atmosphere Climate / Hydrosphere
Biosphere / Soils Tectonics Specific Environments

Fluvial Karst Landforms Oceanic Landforms Glaciers Arid Lands

Oceanic Landforms and Processes


I.   BASIC CONCEPTS AND TERMINOLOGY

A.   Forces

  1. tides
  2. currents
  3. surface tension / dripping water / waves (breakers)
  4. stream discharge
  5. ice push (video) (video 2)
  6. organic secretion: coral
B. Longshore Drift / Transport: animation / video


II.   LANDFORMS

A.   Erosional

  1. wave cut cliff
  2. notch , bench (Great Salt Lake)
B.   Depositional
  1. beaches: sandy   white sand?   black?   green?   red?   pink?   orange?
  2. barrier bar: process, satellite view .... ground view
  3. other sand bars: diagram
C.   Reefs (animation) (video [to 3:05])
  1. fringing: Waikiki, HI
  2. barrier: Taha'a / Great Barrier Reef, Australia
  3. atoll: Johnston atoll / Midway Island / Atafu (Tokelau)
D.   Fjords (Fiords): canyon ... drowned by ocean (Norway)