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Which of the following can produce many large ocean waves?
a) high temperatures b) windy storms c) melting icebergs d) saltation processes
Surf refers to...
a) small waves on a calm sea b) large storm waves in the open ocean c) breaking waves d) giant waves produced by hurricanes
Movement of water near and parallel to the shoreline is known as...
a) barrier spit b) longshore current c) wave angle d) shark attack
Pretend you're a particle of sand on the beach. When the wind blows, you move in a BOUNCING and SKIPPING motion known as...
a) deflation b) dune c) loess d) saltation
Figure 9 on page 63 shows a picture of desert pavement. This is a result of the process called...
a) acid rain b) deflation c) loess d) deposition
What is the steep side of a dune called?
a) slide b) abrasion c) slip face d) camel
Valley glacier is to alpine glacier as continental ice sheet is to __________.
a) crevasse b) the North Pole c) iceberg d) continental glacier
How big is the Ross Ice Shelf?
a) It covers an area of ocean about the size of Texas. b) Two miles wide c) 4,000 m d) It covers the entire eastern hemisphere.
Landslide is to sudden mass movement as ___________ is to slow mass movement.
a) rock fall b) creep c) mudflow d) loess
Mudflows of volcanic origin are called...
a) lahars b) creep c) swamps d) landslides
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