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Oceans Test

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5 Matching Questions

  1. Abyssal plain
  2. upwelling
  3. surface current
  4. desalination
  5. Coriolis effect
  1. a the process of removing salt from ocean water
  2. b large, flat level area of deep ocean basin
  3. c a horizontal movement of ocean water that is caused by wind and that occurs at or near the ocean's surface
  4. d the movement of deep, cold, and nutrient-rich water to the surface
  5. e the curving of the path of a moving object from an otherwise straight path due to Earth's rotation

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. the bubbles in the crest of a breaking wave
  2. a movement of ocean water that follows a regular pattern
  3. a surface current that carries warm water fromt he tropics to the North Atlantic
  4. Gently sloping, almost flat region of the ocean floor closet to land
  5. The distance from any point on a wave to an identical point on the next wave

5 True/False Questions

  1. rift valleylong narrow valley where tectonic plates separate on the ocean floor


  2. Continental slopeGently sloping, almost flat region of the ocean floor closet to land


  3. troughthe lowest point of the wave


  4. undertowthe highest point of the wave


  5. Thermoclinesubmerged volcanic mountain on the ocean floor, at least 1000m high


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