Oceans

Geology is the study of the Earth. This scientific study includes how the Earth was formed, how the Earth has changed since it was formed, that materials that make up the earth, and understanding the processes that act on it. Marine Geology focuses these...
You may know that the oceans cover about 70 percent of the Earth's surface, and that about 97 percent of all water on and in the Earth is saline—there's a lot of salty water on our planet. By some estimates, if the salt in the ocean could be removed and...
The USGS has run bathymetric surveys for many marine areas, as well as for rivers and lakes in the US, including Yellowstone Lake, Crater Lake, and Lake Tahoe. Information and data fro these studies can be found on the USGS Web site.NOAA is the main...
The USGS has studied sea-surface temperature in many areas around the globe; you can find publications from these studies on the USGS Web site and by searching on the Internet.World maps and data are available from other agencies, particularly at the JPL...