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Oceans Test

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5 Written Questions

5 Matching Questions

  1. swell
  2. deep current
  3. undertow
  4. tsunami
  5. Coriolis effect
  1. a one of a group of long ocean waves that have steadily traveled a great distance from their point of generation
  2. b a subsurface current that is near shore and that pulls objects out to sea
  3. c a streamlike movement of ocean water far below the surface
  4. d the curving of the path of a moving object from an otherwise straight path due to Earth's rotation
  5. e a giant ocean wave that forms after a volcanic eruption, submarine earthquake, or landslide

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. large, flat level area of deep ocean basin
  2. the movement of deep, cold, and nutrient-rich water to the surface
  3. Sound navigating and ranging
  4. a horizontal movement of ocean water that is caused by wind and that occurs at or near the ocean's surface
  5. the process of removing salt from ocean water

5 True/False Questions

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

          

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

          

  3. troughthe highest point of the wave

          

  4. seamountsubmerged volcanic mountain on the ocean floor, at least 1000m high

          

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

          

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