Mahoney - Ocean Movement Notes Pulse Check

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Mahoney - Ocean Movement Notes Pulse Check

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following happens during upwelling?
    • A. 

      Energy increases as a wave passes

    • B. 

      Energy decreases as a wave passes

    • C. 

      Nutrients move toward the ocean surface

    • D. 

      Oxygen moves towards the ocean floor

  • 2. 
    Most ocean waves are the result of
    • A. 

      Differences in salinity and temperature

    • B. 

      Differences in water temperatures and density

    • C. 

      The transfer of energy from the water to the air above

    • D. 

      The transfer of energy from the wind to the water below

  • 3. 
    Tides are caused by
    • A. 

      The wind pushing water closer and furt

    • B. 

      The gravitational pull of the sun

    • C. 

      The gravitational pull of the moon

    • D. 

      Both B and C

  • 4. 
    How do surface currents help distribute heat around the globe?
    • A. 

      By carrying cold water to the poles

    • B. 

      By carrying cold water away from the Equator

    • C. 

      By carrying warm water away from the Equator

    • D. 

      By mixing warm and cold water at different depths

  • 5. 
    How do longshore currents differ from rip currents?
    • A. 

      Longshore currents flow parallel to shore, and rip currents flow perpendicular to shore

    • B. 

      Longshore currents flow perpendicular to shore, and rip currents flow parallel to shore

    • C. 

      Longshore currents are swift and dangerous for swimmers, and rip currents are not

    • D. 

      Longshore currents and rip currents are two names for the same type of current---there is no difference

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