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Choose the proper order to name coastal wetlands dominated by the following types of vegetation: grasses, moss and shrubs, trees.
marshes, bogs, swamps
What a Geologist Sees. This image shows waves crashing along a rocky coast. If the spacing between wave crests in the open ocean was 50 ft, at what depth would material on the sea floor start to experience motion from the passing waves?
Which of the following features is most likely to be found along a depositional coastline (that is, is not an erosional feature)?
Which way is the wind blowing in the image above?
A to C
This image shows the ocean "conveyor belt," which
is the thermohaline circulation pattern of the ocean basins.
Why is northern Europe's climate warmer than that of land at similar latitudes, such as Greenland?
The North Atlantic Current carries relatively warm water to northern Europe.
What causes tidal bulges?
---->A. All of the possible answers are correct.
B. the Sun's gravitational attraction
C. the centrifugal force caused by the Earth-Moon system revolving around its center of mass
D. the Moon's gravitational attraction
Identify the statement that is true about ocean water.
It contains dissolved ions derived from weathering and volcanic gases.
According to the diagram,
both wavelength and wave height increase with fetch.
Which of the following are constructed by humans to reduce beach erosion?
varies from place to place along a coastline.
Identify the true statement.
The height of waves is determined by wind strength and fetch.
are river valleys flooded by seawater.
The wave-cut platform on this shoreline indicates that
this is an emergent coast.
is less dense than oceanic crust.
Based on the image above, which of the following scenarios is likely to occur between locations A and B?
Sediment will move from A to B.
The Coriolis effect
is a deflection of wind or water flowing over the Earth's surface.
border continental and island volcanic arcs.
bring nutrients up from depth.
If you were drifting off the coast of South America in the Atlantic Ocean, on which coast would you eventually wash up?
coast of southwest Africa
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