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5 Matching questions

  1. deep current
  2. rift valley
  3. water cycle
  4. surface current
  5. Coriolis effect
  1. a a horizontal movement of ocean water that is caused by wind and that occurs at or near the ocean's surface
  2. b long narrow valley where tectonic plates separate on the ocean floor
  3. c the continuous process by which water moves from Earth's surface to the atmosphere and back
  4. d the curving of the path of a moving object from an otherwise straight path due to Earth's rotation
  5. e a streamlike movement of ocean water far below the surface

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. large, flat level area of deep ocean basin
  2. submerged volcanic mountain on the ocean floor, at least 1000m high
  3. the highest point of the wave
  4. the movement of deep, cold, and nutrient-rich water to the surface
  5. Gently sloping, almost flat region of the ocean floor closet to land

5 True/False questions

  1. SONARa giant ocean wave that forms after a volcanic eruption, submarine earthquake, or landslide


  2. El Ninothe measure of the amout of dissolved salts in a liquid


  3. Thermoclinethe zone of rapid temperature change in the ocean


  4. oceana large body of water constituting a principal part of the hydrosphere


  5. wave periodThe distance from any point on a wave to an identical point on the next wave