Oceanic Geologic Geography
Throughout the term, we will be discussing 
the geology of the locations listed below -- 

you need to know where these places are
in order to understand the geology

You are encouraged to work with others on this assignment
Use atlases, encyclopedias and the internet
to locate places that you do not recognize.

This assignment will not be turned in.
Each exam will have questions
regarding these locations and their geologies.
Students must be able to identify these locations on maps.

 

WORLD OCEANIC GEOGRAPHY

A. Once you have located these places, practice quizzing yourself every other day or so.  Get your family and friends to help.  You'll need to practice-quiz yourself every few days... or you will not be able to tell the locations apart on the days of the exams.

B. Find and copy a world map.
This can be a map from the internet that you download and print or you can xerox a map from an atlas.  Links to map websites

*** On the back of your map, annotate a full bibliographic reference for your map source.  Include the source type (traditional atlas, internet, CD-ROM, etc), the author, the page number, the full web address, the date it was published, etc.

C. Locate the following places on your map.
On your map, highlight the places on this list that are already labeled.
For the places that are not already labeled on your map, find them with a globe or another map and label and highlight them on your map.
Get your friends and family to help!  The answers to this homework assignment are not provided on my website -- the whole point of the assignment is for you to find these locations on your own and if I post the answers, too many students choose to simply copy the answers instead of looking the places up on their own.

Recommended websites:  

Oceans

  1. The Pacific
  2. The Atlantic
  3. The Indian
  4. The Arctic

Seas, Gulfs, etc.

  1. The Caribbean Sea
  2. The Red Sea
  3. The Mediterranean Sea
  4. The Arabian Sea
  5. The Coral Sea
  6. The Sargasso Sea
  7. The North Sea
  8. The Bering Sea
  9. The Gulf of Mexico
  10. The Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez)

Significant Places

  1. Greenland
  2. Antarctica
  3. The Great Barrier Reef
  4. The Bay of Fundy
  5. Monterey Bay
  6. San Francisco Bay
  7. Shark's Bay, Australia
  8. Cape Horn
  9. Cape of Good Hope

Plate Tectonics Features

  1. The Himalayas
  2. The Andes
  3. The Ural Mountains
  4. The Appalachian Mountains
  5. The San Andreas Fault
  6. The Cascade Range

Islands

  1. The Hawaiian Island Chain
  2. The Emperor Seamount Chain
  3. Midway Island
  4. Iceland
  5. The British Isles
  6. Japan
  7. Guam and the Marianas Islands
  8. Palau
  9. The Philippine Islands
  10. The Aleutian Islands
  11. The Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez)
  12. New Zealand
  13. Tasmania
  14. Tahiti
  15. Fiji
  16. Madagascar
  17. Bermuda
  18. The Bahamas
  19. The Florida Keys
  20. The Channel Islands
  21. The Farallon Islands
  22. Easter Island
  23. The Canary Islands
  24. The Outer Banks, US
  25. Falkland Islands
  26. Cyprus
  27. The Sandwich islands
  28. Java and Sumatra
  29. Papua New Guinea
  30. The Galapagos Islands
  31. Jamaica
  32. Montserrat, Lesser Antilles
  33. Sicily
  34. Padre Island, Texas
  35. Sri Lanka
  36. Crete
  37. Azores
  38. Borneo
  39. Taiwan
  40. The Maldives
  41. Kuril Islands
  42. Solomon Islands
  43. Christmas Island (there are 2)
  44. Line Islands
  45. Tonga

 

On-Line Maps can be found at

 

Oceanic Geologic Geography

You are encouraged to work with others on this assignment
Use atlases, encyclopedias and the internet
to locate places that you do not recognize.

This assignment will not be turned in.
Each exam will have questions
regarding these locations and their geologies.
Students must be able to identify these locations on maps.



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