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The term for the time it takes each wave crest to pass a certain point is called

wave period

What unusual event occurs during El Nino

The pressure gradient decreases. The trade winds weaken, or even blow backwards.

In what way does ocean water move globally

Along cold water currents from the poles to the equator.

In boiling water water molecules move apart and escape in the form of water vapor The process is called

evaporation

What force acts against capillary action as water moves through the ground

Gravity

Which way does water move once it passes through the zone of saturation

Down

Why does Earth have a liquid water supply and Mars does not

Mars is too cold.

Why do oceanographers take measurements of the conductivity of the seawater

Conductivity can be used to calculate the salinity of the water.

Which is located at the water source for a river

Headwater

What is true about ice and liquid water

Ice has a lower density than liquid water because it has more space between molecules. When water is frozen, it expands, so ice has a greater volume than water. Also, since density is the volume of an object divided by its mass.

If you were plankton in which part of a lake would you most likely live

Plankton lives at the very top of lakes, to get optimal amounts of sunlight.

What weather system might be occurring if the trade winds in the Pacific are stronger than normal

la Nina

Why would a civilization choose to live near a river that regularly floods

The alluvial silt that covers the land during flooding increases its fertility. This is in addition to the ready supply of fresh water required for any large societal group.

Which ocean zone lies inside V-shaped ocean trenches

Hadalpelagic

One factor that could account for a drop in the water table is what

One factor that could account for a drop in the water table is temperature. If temperatures are too warm the water may be evaporating.

When a wet towel is left in the sun it eventually becomes dry It is dried through the procesWhen a wet towel is left in the sun it eventually becomes dry It is dried through the processs of

When a wet towel is left in the sun it eventually becomes dry, it is dried through the process of evaporation.

For a wave with a height of 10 feet and wavelength of 20 feet what is the wave base

The wave base (the depth at which water moves) would be about 10 feet, or 1/2 the wavelength.

What causes the coriolis effect-

The Coriolis effect is caused by the rotation of the earth.

When the tides are especially weak its a

Neap tide

What river carry medium sized objects

carry medium-sized objects

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