5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Rogue Wave
- Geostrophic Gyres
- Surging Wave
- a Gyres in balance between gravity and the Coriolis Effect.
- b Maximum ratio of wave height to wavelength seen in the open ocean. Also known as wave steepness.
- c A wave that surges ashore without breaking.
- d A single wave crest much higher than usual caused by constructive interference.
- e Waves transmit _______________.
5 Multiple choice questions
- caused by the gravitational and inertial interaction of the sun and earth
- This type of tidal cycle is found commonly in the Gulf of Mexico.
- These are the fastest flowing boundary currents.
- These waves have a wavelength greater than 1.73cm. The restoring force is gravity and momentum. Wind waves are one example of these waves.
- water rushing into an enclosed area because of the rise in sea level as a tide crest approaches
5 True/False questions
Eastern → These boundary currents are narrow and deep and have sharp boundaries. Eddies can form.
Slack Water → a time of no current, occurs at high and low tides when current change direction
Semidiurnal → This type of tidal cycle is found commonly in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
Western → There are five of these boundary currents. They carry cold water towards the equator.
Swell → mature wind waves of one wavelength that form orderly undulations of the ocean surface