ConcepTest: Ice Sheets and Water Depth
Ice sheets covered much of the Northern Hemisphere one million years ago during part of the last ice age. How did this affect the depth of water in the oceans?
a. Oceans were shallower than today
b. Oceans were deeper than today
c. Oceans were the same depth as today
No data yet. The correct response is a.
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References and Notes:
SubjectEnvironmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:
History and evolution of Earth's climate, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:
Climate Change, Geoscience:Oceanography:
Physical , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:
History and evolution of Earth's climate, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:
Resource TypeActivities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:
Grade LevelCollege Lower (13-14):
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Earth System TopicsEarth's Cycles:
Hydrologic Cycle, Climate, Oceans, Atmosphere
Physical Oceanography, Climate, Time/Earth History
ThemeTeach the Earth:Teaching Environments:
Intro Geoscience, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:
Atmospheric Science, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:
Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Course Topics: