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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. trough
  2. water cycle
  3. storm surge
  4. swell
  5. longshore current
  1. a a local rise in sea level near the shore that is caused by strong winds from a storm, such as those from a hurricane
  2. b the continuous process by which water moves from Earth's surface to the atmosphere and back
  3. c a water current that travels near and parallel to the shoreline
  4. d one of a group of long ocean waves that have steadily traveled a great distance from their point of generation
  5. e the lowest point of the wave

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. submerged volcanic mountain on the ocean floor, at least 1000m high
  2. long undersea mountain chain where ocean floor spreading occurs
  3. a streamlike movement of ocean water far below the surface
  4. a change in the surface water temperature in the Pacific Ocean that produces a warm current
  5. Gently sloping, almost flat region of the ocean floor closet to land

5 True/False questions

  1. Gulf Streamthe time between the passage of two wave crests or troughs at a fixed point


  2. surface currenta movement of ocean water that follows a regular pattern


  3. desalinationthe measure of the amout of dissolved salts in a liquid


  4. ocean currenta movement of ocean water that follows a regular pattern


  5. wave periodThe distance from any point on a wave to an identical point on the next wave


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