The movement of particles of sediment in a zigzag pattern along a beach is known as ____________.
A barrier built at a right angle to the beach to trap sand that is moving parallel to the shore is known as a ____________.
Where the atmosphere and ocean are in contact, energy is passed from the moving air to the water through ____________.
Which one of the following is NOT a west coast desert influenced by cold offshore waters?
Exposed wave-cut cliffs and platforms are frequently found along ____________ coasts.
The densest water in all of the oceans is formed in ____________ waters.
Other than wind, the most significant factor that influences the movement of ocean water is the ____________.
In the open sea, the movement of water particles in a wave becomes negligible at a depth equal to about ____________ the distance from wave crest to wave crest.
Deep-ocean circulation is referred to as ____________ circulation.
The large central area of the North Atlantic which has no well-defined currents is known as the ____________ Sea.
Highly irregular coasts with numerous estuaries frequently characterize a(n) ____________ coast.
The largest daily tidal ranges are associated with ____________ tides.
Turbulent water currents within the surf zone that flow parallel to the shore are called longshore currents.
Evaporation and/or freezing tend to make the remaining water less salty.
The two most significant factors in creating a dense mass of water are temperature and depth.
Hard stabilization techniques used to reduce erosion along a coast include groins, breakwaters, and seawalls.
In the Southern Hemisphere, ocean currents form counterclockwise gyres.
The tide-generating potential of the Sun is slightly less than half that of the Moon.
Cold ocean currents often have a dramatic impact on the climate of tropical deserts along the west coasts of continents.
Ocean currents transfer excess heat from the tropics to the heat-deficient polar regions.
In the Northern Hemisphere, the Coriolis effect causes ocean currents to be deflected to the left.
The lowest daily tidal ranges are associated with neap tides.
In the open sea, it is the wave form that moves forward, not the water itself.