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5 Matching questions

  1. seamount
  2. wave period
  3. longshore current
  4. Salinity
  5. storm surge
  1. a the measure of the amout of dissolved salts in a liquid
  2. b submerged volcanic mountain on the ocean floor, at least 1000m high
  3. c the time between the passage of two wave crests or troughs at a fixed point
  4. d a water current that travels near and parallel to the shoreline
  5. e a local rise in sea level near the shore that is caused by strong winds from a storm, such as those from a hurricane

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. long undersea mountain chain where ocean floor spreading occurs
  2. Gently sloping, almost flat region of the ocean floor closet to land
  3. large, flat level area of deep ocean basin
  4. the process of removing salt from ocean water
  5. a surface current that carries warm water fromt he tropics to the North Atlantic

5 True/False questions

  1. surface currenta horizontal movement of ocean water that is caused by wind and that occurs at or near the ocean's surface


  2. upwellingone of a group of long ocean waves that have steadily traveled a great distance from their point of generation


  3. SONARa large body of water constituting a principal part of the hydrosphere


  4. water cyclethe continuous process by which water moves from Earth's surface to the atmosphere and back


  5. tsunamia giant ocean wave that forms after a volcanic eruption, submarine earthquake, or landslide


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