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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. storm surge
  2. SONAR
  3. upwelling
  4. wave period
  5. Thermocline
  1. a a local rise in sea level near the shore that is caused by strong winds from a storm, such as those from a hurricane
  2. b the zone of rapid temperature change in the ocean
  3. c the time between the passage of two wave crests or troughs at a fixed point
  4. d the movement of deep, cold, and nutrient-rich water to the surface
  5. e Sound navigating and ranging

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a movement of ocean water that follows a regular pattern
  2. the continuous process by which water moves from Earth's surface to the atmosphere and back
  3. The distance from any point on a wave to an identical point on the next wave
  4. deep, steep depression on the ocean floor where tectonic plates converge
  5. the lowest point of the wave

5 True/False questions

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


  2. Continental shelfGently sloping, almost flat region of the ocean floor closet to land


  3. seamounta change in the surface water temperature in the Pacific Ocean that produces a warm current


  4. Coriolis effectthe highest point of the wave


  5. Abyssal plainthe process of removing salt from ocean water