Oceanograpy Waves, Tides And Currents: Question Preview (ID: 30978)

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Surface currents are horizontal movement of ocean water caused by what?
a) Wind
b) Temperature
c) Deep ocean currents
d) Tides

The effect of Earth's rotation on the direction of winds and currents is called the?
a) Gyroscopic Effect
b) Tidal effect
c) Upwelling effect
d) Coriolis effect

A table that shows the time of low and high tides is called a?
a) Periodic Table
b) Graphic Table
c) Tide Table
d) Fetch

The warm ocean current that flows from the Caribbean northward through the Atlantic Ocean is called the?
a) Circumpolar Current
b) North Pacific Current
c) Gulf Stream Current
d) South Atlantic Current

The highest point of a wave is called the?
a) Amplitude
b) Crest
c) Frequency
d) Trough

The distance between wave crests is call the?
a) Wavelength
b) Frequency
c) Amplitude
d) Tide

The movement of cold water upward from the deep ocean is called?
a) Polar drop
b) Downwelling
c) Upwelling
d) Sinking

A collapsing ocean wave that forms in shallow water and breaks onto the shore is called a?
a) Tidal wave
b) Breaker
c) Tectonic Wave
d) Tsunami

A giant wave caused by an earthquake on the ocean floor is called a(n)?
a) Crest
b) Tsunami
c) Upwelliing
d) Current

Daily changes in the level of ocean water caused by gravity of the moon and sun are called?
a) Gravity
b) Wave period
c) Fetch
d) Tides

A high or low tide that occurs when the sun, earth and moon are aligned so that the gravity of the sun and moon makes the tides higher or lower than average is called the?
a) Neap Tide
b) Spring Tide
c) Midnight Tide
d) Dawn Tide

A tide with the least difference between high and low tide that happens two times a month when the sun and moon pull at right angles to each other is called the?
a) Neap Tide
b) Spring Tide
c) Midnight Tide
d) Dawn Tide

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