1 - clockwise 8. The Gulf Stream in the Atlantic and the...

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1. Describe the major cause for waves to occur.   wind blowing 2. Waves do not move water along with them. What do the waves do as they move towards shore?  lift water particles . 3. Sediment on shore is moved along the beach by the waves and deposited in a zig-zag pattern. This is called  beach drift . 4. A barrier island, such as the ones off of the East Coast of the Carolinas in the U.S. is a  depositional feature. 5. A tsunami is a seismic sea wave caused by what? earthquakes 6. The movement of the water is called the current. Horizontal movement of water (tides) is caused by many factors, one of which is gravitational pull. This mail cause of gravitational pull is from what body  Moon 7. Another factor of current of water is caused by the Coriolis Effect which is created by Earth’s rotation. This causes objects to move in the Northern Hemisphere in what type of rotation?
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Unformatted text preview: clockwise 8. The Gulf Stream in the Atlantic and the Kuroshio Current in the Pacific carry the heat from what area northward? tropics 9. The most common tide that features two high and low tides each day is called semi-diurnal tide. 10. The highest tides in the world can be found in what area? bay of fundy 11. You may have heard that the Mississippi delta region is sinking and the sea level is rising. this would be an example of what type of coastline submergent 12. Over the last 100 years, sea levels have been rising at what rate 10-15 cm. 13. The most important factor that causes sea level changes is related to the climate 14. The melting of the glaciers is also a factor that is caused by global warming 15. Over the last 18,000 years, how high have the sea level risen 100 meters...
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2011 for the course PHYS 114 taught by Professor Comptonw during the Summer '10 term at Purdue.

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