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5 Matching questions

  1. Continental slope
  2. Coriolis effect
  3. longshore current
  4. wavelength
  5. rift valley
  1. a long narrow valley where tectonic plates separate on the ocean floor
  2. b the curving of the path of a moving object from an otherwise straight path due to Earth's rotation
  3. c The distance from any point on a wave to an identical point on the next wave
  4. d a water current that travels near and parallel to the shoreline
  5. e Steeply inclined region of the continental margin

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a horizontal movement of ocean water that is caused by wind and that occurs at or near the ocean's surface
  2. the highest point of the wave
  3. a change in the surface water temperature in the Pacific Ocean that produces a warm current
  4. a streamlike movement of ocean water far below the surface
  5. large, flat level area of deep ocean basin

5 True/False questions

  1. swellone of a group of long ocean waves that have steadily traveled a great distance from their point of generation


  2. seamountsubmerged volcanic mountain on the ocean floor, at least 1000m high


  3. storm surgea local rise in sea level near the shore that is caused by strong winds from a storm, such as those from a hurricane


  4. troughthe lowest point of the wave


  5. Gulf Streama surface current that carries warm water fromt he tropics to the North Atlantic