What Does the Ocean Floor Look Like?
ES2301  Getting a General Sense of the Shape of the Ocean Floor

This map shows approximate depths of the Atlantic Ocean between North America and Europe and Africa.

  !   Examine the color code to interpret the shape of the ocean floor. Predict where you would find each of these features: continental shelf, ocean ridge, trench, islands, and abyssal plain


Jennifer Loomis, TERC

1. What evidence did you look for to predict the location of each feature?


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