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OCE1001 exam review 2011-1

OCE1001 exam review 2011-1 - Fall Semester 2011 OCE 1001...

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Fall Semester, 2011 OCE 1001 Exam Review Professor A. J. Clarke 10/26/11 11:21 AM Page 1 of 5 Please select the best answer to each question. 1. A canyon runs perpendicular to the shore. Wave energy is refracted ________ the canyon axis where the water is deepest. A. towards B. away from 2. A wave of height 4 feet comes into the shore. It breaks when the water depth is A. about 8 feet. B. about 4 feet. C. about 2 feet. 3. As a wave comes into shore, its A. wavelength decreases. B. wave height increases. C. steepness increases. D. all of the above. E. none of the above. 4. In the movie “Waves Across the Pacific” a storm in the Southern Ocean generated a group of waves. As this wave group passed New Zealand the waves’ period became _____ and _____ as time went by. This is because ___ period waves travel faster in deep water and therefore reach New Zealand earlier. A. shorter and shorter; shorter. B. longer and longer; shorter. C. shorter and shorter, longer. D. longer and longer; longer.
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