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Ocean Movements

Waves, Tides, and Currents

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_____________ are moving streams of water within the ocean currents
What are the two types of currents? surface and deep
Currents that move on or near the surface of the water surface currents
the bending of earth’s winds and ocean currents due to earth’s rotation. Coriolis Effect
_____________ water is more dense and it sinks. cold
Surface currents travel ________________ than deep currents. faster
Surface currents are often caused by the _________________. wind
The gravitational pull of these two objects impact currents as well. sun and moon
Highest point of a wave crest
Lowest point of a wave trough
When a wave passes through the ocean, individual water molecules move up and down
When a wave breaks against the shore, the crest outruns the trough and the crest collapses. It called a ___________. breaker
_____________ are a periodic rise and fall of the sea level under the gravitational pull of the sun and moon. Tides
Every 12 hours and 25 minutes, there is a __________ cycle. tide
___________________ tides occur when the Earth, the Sun, and the Moon are in a line. Spring
Spring tides occur during the __________ moon and the new moon. full
. ______________tides occurs when Moon & Sun are perpendicular (right angle or L-shape) to each other. Neap
Neap tides are __________________ tides. weak
Neap tides occur during _____________ moons. quarter
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