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Stream-like movement of water in the ocean; follows a regular pattern.
a) Currents b) Waves c) Tides d)
Horizontal, stream-like movements of ocean water that occur at or near Earth's surface.
a) Surface currents b) Deep currents c) d)
True or False? Surface currents are controlled by global winds, the Coriolis effect and continental deflections.
a) True b) False c) d)
The curved path of surface currents and global winds is called the ___________ __________.
a) Rotation effect b) Curvature effect c) Revolving effect d) Coriolis effect.
True or False? The cause of the curved path of surface currents and global winds is the rotation of Earth on its axis.
a) True b) False c) d)
Ocean currents in the Northern hemisphere turn in what direction?
a) Clockwise b) Counterclockwise c) d)
Ocean currents in the Southern hemisphere turn in what direction?
a) Clockwise b) Counterclockwise c) d)
True or False? The currents in the Northern and Southern hemispheres turn in opposite directions.
a) True b) False c) d)
One of the longest surfaces currents that causes the British Isles to have a warmer climate is the....
a) Brazil current b) California current c) West wind drift d) Gulf Stream
True or False? Warm water currents create cooler climates on the coastlines they pass.
a) True b) False c) d)
True or False? Temperature and salinity affect the movement of deep currents.
a) True b) False c) d)
The up and down motion of ocean water created by wind, underwater earthquakes and volcanoes is called a _________.
a) current b) wave c) tide d)
The top part of the wave is called the ______.
a) crest b) trough c) wave length d) wave height
The bottom part of the wave is called the ______.
a) crest b) trough c) wave length d) wave height
The particles of water in a wave move ____________.
a) right along with the wave, carried to the shoreline. b) in a triangular path. c) backwards, towards the deep ocean. d) in a circular motion.
The daily changes in the level of ocean water is called a ________.
a) current b) wave c) tide d)
Tides with the largest daily tidal range and occur at the full and new moon are called ________ tides. The Earth, moon and sign are aligned creating a strong pull of water.
a) spring b) neap c) d)
Tides with the smallest daily tidal range and occur at the first and third quarter moons are called ________ tides. The relative position of the Earth is at a right angle with the sun and moon creating a weak pull of water.
a) spring b) neap c) d)
Lisa goes to pick up seashells at 7:00 A.M. at low tide. What time should she go out tomorrow to look for seashells at the low tide?
a) 7:00 A.M. b) 7:15 A.M. c) 7:30 A.M. d) 7:50 A.M.
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