Oceans Test 3

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1
The main force driving thermahaline circulation is
 
gravity
2
An estuary in which salinties tend to be higher away from the ocean entrance than near the...
 
reverse estuary
3
when the sun and moon are in line with the Earth,
 
the highest and lowest tides will occur
4
The single most influential agent changin the shore and coast is ...
 
wave action
5
A summer beach is a characteritiscally...
 
broad and covered with sand
6
T/F The dynamic theory for tides focuses on the effects of celestial mechanics on sea level
 
True
7
As wind waves move out of a storm area...
 
the waves are sorted by velocity and form the swell
8
Steep, narrow, rocky beaches are usually found in areas of 
 
high wave energy
9
______ has the greatest influence on ocean tides
 
the moon
10
The energy that drives the longshore currents is derived from...
 
wind waves approaching the beacfront at an angel
11
Waves with the greatest propagation rate or velocity...
 
have the longest wavelenghts
12
If a beach is wide, with gently sloping with fine sands, we would expect to see...
 
generally small waves winter and summer
13
T/F Eustatic changes are varations in the sea level that can be measured all over the world...
 
True
14
A wave of water moving up a river, initiated by tidal action and normal resonances within a...
 
a tidal bore
15
T/F a spring tide is higher than a neap tide, the onyl occurs during the spring and summer...
 
False
16
Water particles in a deep-water wave...
 
move in circular orbits
17
The side of the Earth facing the moon will experience a high tide, while the opposite side...
 
hide tide also
18
The tides at any one location will result from the interaction of..
 
all of the above
19
The wavelenghts of light that penetrate deepest into the ocean are...
 
green and blue
20
_______ are first waves that start to form with wind
 
Capillary waves
21
T/F Dynamic theory for tides focuses ont he effects of celestial mechanics on sea level
 
False
22
In shallow water, the motion of water particles...
 
becomes a back and forth motion near the bottom
23
Which of the following is generalyl true for depositional coasts
 
all of the above
24
A tide pattern of one high and one low each day describes a ....
 
diurnal tide
25
an amphidromic point is a ...
 
"no tide" point int eh ocean around which the tide crest rotates
26
The only marine energy source being successfully exploited is ...
 
tidal currents
27
the distance measured from trough to trough of a wave is ...
 
the wavelenght
28
waves transmit _____, not mass across the ocean's surface
 
energy
29
waves of high amplitude, restoring force is....
 
gravity
30
________ waves have the most energy assosiated with them
 
wind
31
Which of these lists is arranged in order from smallest wavelenghts to longest
 
wind waves, sieches, tshunamis, tides
32
the origin of sea cliffs, sea stacks, sea caves, blowholes, and arches are related to
 
erosion by waves
33
Human activities that have contributed to shoreline erosion include...
 
all of the above
34
the hydrogen atoms in a water molecules tend to bond to 
 
oxygen atoms of ANOTHER water molecule
35
The ocean is slow to heat or cool. This is related to a property of water known as 
 
high heat capicity
36
The ocean is stratified with respect to...
 
all of the above


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