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an ocean wave is energy transmission that moves matter along with energy
a) true
b) false
c)
d)

Which is a progressive wave
a) orbital
b) transverse
c) longitudinal
d) orbital and longitudinal and transverse

_______ is the distance between the identical spot on two waves
a) period
b) height
c) frequency
d) wavelength

wave speed equals
a) wavelength divided by period
b) wavelength divided by height
c) period divided by wavelength
d) height divided by wavelength

Disturbing forces cause waves and include
a) wind, seismic activity, gravitational pull of the sun and moon
b) wind, seismic activity, Coriolis effect
c) surface tension, seismic activity, Coriolis effect
d) wind, Coriolis Effect, gravitational pull of the sun and moon

Restoring forces resist the creation of waves and include
a) Gravity of the Earth, Coriolis Effect and surface tension
b) Wind, Coriolis Effect and surface tension
c) Gravity of the Earth, seismic activity and surface tension
d) Gravity of the Earth, Coriolis Effect and gravitational pull of the sun and moon

Deep waves occur when the depth
a) is greater than half the wavelength
b) is less than half the wavelength
c)
d)

Shallow waves occur when the depth
a) is less than one twentieth (1/20) the wavelength
b) is greater than one twentieth (1/20) the wavelength
c)
d)

Which is a factor that affects the maximum wave size?
a) wind speed
b) duration
c) fetch
d) wind speed, duration and fetch

Fully developed seas can have waves that are bigger or smaller than maximum theoretical size due to
a) tides
b) constructive or destructive interference
c) green house gases
d) wind speed

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