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5 Matching Questions

  1. wave period
  2. tsunami
  3. longshore current
  4. Continental shelf
  5. deep current
  1. a the time between the passage of two wave crests or troughs at a fixed point
  2. b a streamlike movement of ocean water far below the surface
  3. c a water current that travels near and parallel to the shoreline
  4. d a giant ocean wave that forms after a volcanic eruption, submarine earthquake, or landslide
  5. e Gently sloping, almost flat region of the ocean floor closet to land

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. long narrow valley where tectonic plates separate on the ocean floor
  2. The distance from any point on a wave to an identical point on the next wave
  3. long undersea mountain chain where ocean floor spreading occurs
  4. deep, steep depression on the ocean floor where tectonic plates converge
  5. submerged volcanic mountain on the ocean floor, at least 1000m high

5 True/False Questions

  1. undertowthe highest point of the wave


  2. storm surgethe lowest point of the wave


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


  4. El Ninothe measure of the amout of dissolved salts in a liquid


  5. Coriolis effectthe curving of the path of a moving object from an otherwise straight path due to Earth's rotation


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