The Movement Of Ocean Water Chapter Study Guide

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  • 1. 
    Explain the difference between upwelling and el nino.
  • 2. 
    Describe the two parts of a wave.  Describe how these two parts relate to wavelength and wave height.
  • 3. 
    Compare the relative positions of the Earth, moon, and sun during the spring and neap tides.
  • 4. 
    Describe how warm-water currrents affect the climate in the British Isles.
  • 5. 
    Describe the factors that form deep currents.
  • 6. 
    Explain why it is important to study El Nino and la Nina.
  • 7. 
    If there is a high tide at 5 PM on Tuesday, when will the high tide happen on Wednesday?
  • 8. 
    What are the differences between the following terms:deep current vs. surface currentel nino vs la ninaspring tide vs neap tidetide and tidal range
  • 9. 
    Deep currents form when _________________.
    • A. 

      Cold air decreases water density.

    • B. 

      Warm air increases water density

    • C. 

      The ocean surface freezes and solids from the water underneath are removed.

    • D. 

      Salinity increases

  • 10. 
    When waves come near the shore,
    • A. 

      They speed up.

    • B. 

      They maintain their speed

    • C. 

      Their wavelength increase

    • D. 

      Their wave height increases

  • 11. 
    Whitecaps break ______________.
    • A. 

      In the surf.

    • B. 

      In the breaker zone

    • C. 

      In the open ocean

    • D. 

      As their wavelenght increases

  • 12. 
    Tidal range is greatest during _______________.
    • A. 

      Spring tide

    • B. 

      Neap tide

    • C. 

      A tidal bore

    • D. 

      The daytime

  • 13. 
    Tides alternate between high and low because the moon revolves around the Earth  _______.
    • A. 

      At the same speed the Earth rotates.

    • B. 

      At a much faster speed than the Earth rotates.

    • C. 

      At a much slower speed than the Earth rotates

    • D. 

      At different speeds

  • 14. 
    El nino can cause _____________.
    • A. 

      Droughts to occur in Indonesia and Australia.

    • B. 

      Upwelling to occur of the coast of South America.

    • C. 

      Earthquakes

    • D. 

      Droughts to occur in the southern half of the United States.

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