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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. upwelling
  2. wave period
  3. deep current
  4. whitecap
  5. Coriolis effect
  1. a the time between the passage of two wave crests or troughs at a fixed point
  2. b the movement of deep, cold, and nutrient-rich water to the surface
  3. c a streamlike movement of ocean water far below the surface
  4. d the curving of the path of a moving object from an otherwise straight path due to Earth's rotation
  5. e the bubbles in the crest of a breaking wave

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a giant ocean wave that forms after a volcanic eruption, submarine earthquake, or landslide
  2. the lowest point of the wave
  3. a surface current that carries warm water fromt he tropics to the North Atlantic
  4. large, flat level area of deep ocean basin
  5. a change in the surface water temperature in the Pacific Ocean that produces a warm current

5 True/False questions

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


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


  3. Thermoclinesubmerged volcanic mountain on the ocean floor, at least 1000m high


  4. longshore currenta water current that travels near and parallel to the shoreline


  5. seamountSound navigating and ranging