Chapter 16 The Dynamic Ocean: 16.1 and 16.2
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Masses of ocean water that flow from one place to another.
Movements of water that flow horizontally in the upper part of the ocean's surface
Large whirls of water within an ocean basin
The deflection of currents away from their original course as a result of the Earth's rotation.
The rising of cold water from deeper layers to replace warmer surface water.
Vertical currents of ocean water; result from density differences among water masses.
The vertical distance between the trough and crest of a wave.
The horizontal distance between two successive crests or troughs.
The time it takes one full wave (one wavelength) to pass a fixed position
The distance that the wind has traveled across open water.
Regular changes in the elevation of the ocean surface.
Is the difference in height between two successive high and low tides.
Are tides that have the greatest tidal range due to the alignment of the Earth-moon-sun system.
The lowest tidal range caused by the gravitational forces working at right angles.
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