February 26, 2017

Homework Help: oceanography

Posted by student on Friday, August 8, 2008 at 10:25pm.

i want to make sure i am answering this correctly.

1) the primary source of energy for ocean currents and waves is: the sun
2)as a wave passes in deep water, water parcels move in: almost closed circular orbits
3)which of the following is not a feature of simple waves? options are: (crest , through, wavelength, surf) my answer is surf
4)which of the folowing is true of deepwater waves?(they are in water deeper than 1/2 wavelength, they are unaffected by th ebottom, wave speed is independet of water depth, all of the above) my answer is they are unaffected by the bottom.

5) waves in a generating area are not: (chaotic, choppy, smoth-crested, under the infuence of the winds that formed them)my answer under the influence of the winds that formed them

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