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What are surface currents formed by?
a) Global winds b) the moon's gravity c) the sun's gravity d) increased water density
Streamlike movements of the water that occur at or near the surface of the ocean are called
a) jet currents b) Coriolis currents c) deep currents d) surface currents
Streamlike movements of ocean water far below the surface are called
a) jet currents b) Coriolis currents c) deep currents d) surface currents
Deep currents form
a) along the ocean floor b) only near the equator c) as undertows recede from shore d) from underwater volcanic eruptions
Which of the following does NOT control surface currents?
a) global wind b) tides c) Coriolis effect d) continental deflections
Most ocean waves are formed by
a) earthquakes b) landslides c) impacts of cosmic bodies d) wind
What are waves that form when a large volume of ocean water is suddenly moved up or down?
a) Storm surges b) Swells c) Tsunamis d) Whitecaps
Which of the following could cause a tsunami?
a) an earthquake b) an increase in the salinity of the water c) a decrease in the salinity of the water d) heavy winds
The highest point of a wave is called the
a) trough b) crest c) wavelength d) waveheight
The lowest point of a wave is called the
a) trough b) crest c) wavelength d) waveheight
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