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Nearly flat region of the ocean floor with thick sediment
a) seamount
b) abyssal plain
c) continental slope
d) mid-ocean ridge

Technique that uses sound waves to measure the depth of the ocean floor
a) dredgring
b) sonar
d) weighted lines

Horizontal distance between wave crests
a) frequency
b) wavelength
c) trough
d) wave height

As a wave nears the shore the wave height increases and the wave length
a) decreases
b) increases
c) doubles
d) stays the same

Salinity is the measure of
a) carbon dioxide
b) oxygen
c) salt disolved in water
d) sand

Which of these gases is 60 times more abundent in the ocean than the atmosphere?
a) oxygen
b) carbon dioxide
c) carbon monoxide
d) helium

Which zone is the ocean temp most affected by weather?
a) transistion
b) deep
c) surface
d) polar

The movement of cold deep ocean water to replace warm surface water is
a) upwelling
b) a surface current
c) coriolis effect
d) El Nino

A large stream of moving water that flows through the ocean is called
a) undertow
b) tsunami
c) current
d) tide

As you decend through the water column
a) tempature decrease
b) pressure decreases
c) light increases
d) density decreases

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