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A sandbar that completely crosses a bay, sealing it off from the open ocean is a ____.
none of these
When waves reach shallow water, they are often bent and tend to become parallel to the shore. this process is termed ____.
The zigzag movement of sand grains along a beach is ____.
both caused by obliquely breaking waves and called beach drift
The presence of which one of the following would indicate that the land had been uplifted or that sea level had fallen?
elevated marine terrace
Because of the Coriolis effect, surface ocean currents are deflected to the ____ of their path of motion in the Northern Hemisphere.
Because of the Coriolis effect, surface ocean currents are deflected to the ____ of their path of motion in the Southern Hemisphere.
Elevated wave-cut platforms in Southern California are evidence that this coastal area is emergent.
Which one of the following structures is built to protect boats from large breaking waves?
The energy that drives surface ocean currents such as the Gulf Stream come from ____.
One result of wave refraction is that wave energy is concentrated ____.
on headlands projecting into the water
The movement of water within the surf zone that parallels the shore is termed ____.
Longshore sand transport and longshore currents depend on waves impinging parallel to a shoreline.
Groins are constructed for the purpose of maintaining or widening beaches that are losing sand.
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