While the ocean is included within the sedimentary topic, it can be incorporated into other topics. Features found in the ocean must include all types of environments (igneous, metamorphic or sedimentary). Using models (3-D or virtual) with real-time data to simulate waves, tides, currents, feature formation and changing sea levels to explore and investigate the ocean fully is recommended. Interpreting sections of the geologic record to determine sea level changes and depositional environments, including relative age is also recommended.
Igneous, Metamorphic and Sedimentary Rocks