Oceanic Waves & Tides Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. These are unusually weak ocean tides at first or third quarter moon:

Question 2 2. The difference in the strength of gravity between two points on a body is a:

Question 3 3. Spring tides occur because of:

Question 4 4. Which of the following is incorrect?

Question 5 5. These are low tides that are very low and high tides that are very high at full and new moon:

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Question 6 6. A deep water wave has a wavelength of 210 meters. Calculate its wave speed.

Question 7 7. How is the wavelength of a wave and its wave speed related?

Question 8 8. A wave has a wavelength of 74 meters. For which of the following ocean depths is this wave considered a deep water wave?

Question 9 9.

Which of the following do you need to know in order to calculate the wave speed for a particular deep water wave?

I. Wavelength

II. Period of the wave

III. Wave height

Question 10 10. Joe, the champion surfer from Hawaii, always talks about the biggest wave he has ever ridden. He mentions that it had a period of 5 seconds. How fast was this wave going in deep water?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following statements about the relationship between plunging breakers and spilling breakers is FALSE?

Question 12 12. When a headland that projects out into the water is eroded by waves, all of the following could result EXCEPT for _____.

Question 13 13. Which of the following statements correctly describes waves?

Question 14 14. Which of the following labels (from left to right) correctly identify the wave features indicated in the image?

Question 15 15. Which of the following terms is used to describe mature undulations occurring in open ocean waters?

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Question 16 16. A wave has a wavelength of 220 meters. At which of the following depths is this wave considered a shallow water wave?

Question 17 17. Rob, the surfer, is looking at a shallow water wave coming in at a depth of 5 meters. What is this wave's speed?

Question 18 18. A shallow water wave at a depth of 1 meter is traveling at what speed?

Question 19 19. In shallow water, what does wave speed depend on?

Question 20 20. A gigantic wave occurring in shallow waters at a depth of 20 meters is going at what speed?

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Question 21 21. During which of the following tides do we see the tidal range between high and low tide at its maximum?

Question 22 22. Why are estuaries home to diverse marine life not found elsewhere?

Question 23 23. When do neap tides occur?

Question 24 24. Which of these has the most influence on the tides?

Question 25 25. Which tidal pattern results in two nearly equal high tides and two low tides each day?

Oceanic Waves & Tides Chapter Exam Instructions

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