5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- High Tides
- Low Tides
- Capillary waves
- a These waves have a wavelength greater than 1.73cm. The restoring force is gravity and momentum. Wind waves are one example of these waves.
- b Low water position corresponding to a tidal trough
- c High water position corresponding to a tidal crest
- d The slowest moving waves.
- e Uninterupted distance over which the wind blows without significant change in direction.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- Waves transmit _______________.
- Due to the warmth of the water, the molecules are slightly expanded in this region.
- Water rushing out of an enclosed harbor or bay because of the fall in sea level as a tide trough approaches.
- Greek astronomer and navigator who first wrote about the connection between moon and the height of the tide.
- A "no-tide" point in an ocean caused by basin resonances, friction, and other factors around which tide crests rotate. About a dozen amphidromic points exist in the world ocean. Sometimes called a node.
5 True/False Questions
Orbit → Nearly friction free transfer of energy from molecule to molecule in a circular path.
Wind → Surface currents are powered by the sun and ______________
Surface Currents → These transfer heat from tropical to polar regions, distribute nutrients, scatter organisms and influence weather and climate.
Transitional → These waves travel though water deeper than 1/20 but shallower than 1/2 their wavelength
Tides → These waves move through water greater than 1/2 their wavelength.