6th Grade Science: Oceans, Tides, Currents

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what's the lowest part of a wave?

trough

what's the highest part of a wave?

crest

where do waves break (in what region)?

breaker zone

what 2 things increase water density?

increase in salinity and drop in temperature

what causes a greater tidal range, spring or neap, explain.

spring because it is pulling the water together, since the sun and moon are working together

what are the two tides called?

spring tide and neap tide

what is a spring tide look?

when the sun, moon, and earth are inline

what is a neap tide?

when the sun moon and earth create a right angle

what are 2 ways to measure the wavelength horizontally?

trough to trough and crest to crest

what is 1 way to measure the wave height vertically?

crest to trough

what 4 thing cause waves (star which one is more important)?

**wind, underwater earthquakes, landslides, impact by cosmic bodies

what 3 forces drive surface currents in motion? (star which one is more important)?

***wind, continental deflection, Coriolis effect

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