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# What percentage of the U S population now lives less than one hours drive from a coastline

What percentage of the U.S. population now lives less than one hour&#39;s drive from a coastline?

a.10%

b.20%

c.30%

d.50%

e.70%

2.Which of the following does NOT determines the size of ocean waves?

a.wind velocity

b.length of time wind blows over the water

c.the distance that wind blows over open water

d.the depth of the water at its closest point to the shoreline

e.the maximum energy that the waves can absorb

3.What does fetch refer to in terms of ocean waves?

a.wind velocity

b.length of time wind blows over the water

c.the distance that wind blows over open water

d.a command given to a seagoing canine

e.the maximum energy that the waves can absorb

4.Long wavelength, regularly spaced waves that travel out of a source area and continue for long distances are called:

a.chop.

b.fully developed seas.

c.storm waves.

d.white caps.

e.swell.

5.The depth beneath the surface of the ocean below which passing waves do not disturb the water column is called:

a.thermocline.

b.wave base.

c.fetch.

d.wave depth.

e.the ocean floor.

6.Which of the following measures is not an important factor on a wave’s ability to do work?

a.wavelength

b.wave height

c.wave period

d.wave oscillation

e.wave base

7.What is the general relationship between wavelength and wave base?

a.Wave base lies at a depth equal to half the wavelength.

b.Wave base lies at a depth equal to one wavelength.

c.Wave base lies at a depth equal to two wavelengths.

d.Wave base lies at a depth equal to three wavelengths.

e.Wave base lies at a depth equal to four wavelengths.

8.What is the bending of waves as they approach the shoreline called?

a.wave base

b.wave period

c.wave refraction

d.wave retardation

e.wave diversion

9.What is the most common cause of tsunamis?

a.earthquakes

b.volcanic eruptions

c.landslides

d.meteorite impacts

e.hurricanes and cyclones

10.Why do most tsunamis occur in the Pacific basin?

a.because the Pacific Ocean is the biggest ocean

b.because the Pacific basin is surrounded by active plate boundaries

c.because the volcanic Hawaiian Islands are located there

d.because more meteors hit in the Pacific Ocean than other oceans

e.because the Pacific Ocean is the deepest ocean

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