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Ch. 8.2

Earth's Oceans pt. 2

QuestionAnswer
(Unscramble) tsunami tsunami
(Unscramble) sea level sea level
(Unscramble) neap tide neap tide
(Unscramble) tide tide
(Unscramble) tidal range tidal range
(Unscramble) spring tide spring tide
The periodic rise and fall of the ocean's surface caused by the gravitational force between Earth and the Moon and between the Earth and the Sun. tide
Occurs when Earth, the Moon, and the Sun form a right angle; has the lowest tidal range. neap tide
The average level of the ocean's surface at any given time. sea level
A wave that forms when an ocean disturbance suddenly moves a large volume of water. tsunami
Occurs when Earth, the Moon, and the Sun form a straight line; has the largest tidal range. spring tide
The difference in water level between a high tide and a low tide. tidal range
The highest part of a wave. crest
The lowest part of a wave. trough
The vertical distance between the crest and the trough. wave height
The horizontal distance from crest to crest or from trough to trough. wave length
The currents formed by wind blowing over the surface of water. surface waves
A wave that forms when an ocean disturbance suddenly moves a large volume of water. tsunami
The average level of the ocean's surface at any given time. sea level
The periodic rise and fall of the ocean's surface caused by the gravitational force between Earth and the Moon and between Earth and the Sun. tides
The difference in water level between a high tide and a low tide. tidal range
A tide that has the largest tidal range. spring tide
A tide that has the lowest tidal range. neap tide
The ______ is the highest part of a wave. crest
The ______ is the lowest part of a wave. trough
The ______ distance between the crest and the trough of a wave is the wave height. vertical
The horizontal distance from crest to crest or from trough to trough is the _______. wave length
Surface waves are the currents formed by _______ over the surface of water. wind friction
A ________ is a wave that forms when an ocean disturbance suddenly moves a large volume of water. tsunami
Created by: persineth2168