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The oceans
The oceans

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • explain in your own words, and use correctly, all the bold terms in the text

  • identify, classify and interpret various features visible on the ocean floor

  • interpret temperature and salinity plots recorded in the oceans

  • interpret spatial maps of temperature and salinity and deduce ocean circulation

  • evaluate the role of the different oceans in the global ocean circulation.