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Big Science Ocean Test

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pulse
tides are known as _______ of the ocean
always happens, never stops
why are tides considered the pulse of the ocean
wave frequency
number of waves that pass a certain point in an amount of time
seamount
underwater volcano mountain
guyots
flat-topped, underwater mountains
thermocline
the zone where there is a sharp difference between surface temperature and subsurface temperature
spring tide
new/full moon
neap tide
1st quarter/3rd quarter moon
wave length
the horizontal distance between wave crest
effect of wind
the stronger the wind, the larger the waves
high tide
highest point
low tide
lowest point
trough
lowest point of a wave
twice
how many times a day does high tide occur
sand dunes and barrier beach
natural land forms that protect against erosion
right angle
neap tide angle
straight line
spring tide angle
abyssal plain
flat, almost level area in the deepest part of the ocean basin
decreases
when temperature increases, density _____
increases
when salinity increases, density ______
mid ocean ridge
underwater mountain range, covers all of earth
gravitational pull
tides are caused by ______
crest
highest point of a wave
salinity
dissolved chemicals in ocean water
continental slope
steep slopping area
groin
man made erosion control
temperature and salinity
two factors that affect density are _______
continental shelf
shallow-water platform that slopes gently from a continent to the deep ocean bottom
tides
movement of the ocean caused by the gravitational pull among the earth, sun, and moon