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Scin 136 Final Exam Answers

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SCIN 136 Final Exam Answers
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SCIN 136 Final Exam Answers
Question 1
Which current would not be part of the so-called Wal-Mart Trade route from Asia?
Question 2
The Gulf Stream Current would primarily affect weather and climate patterns in the following area/areas:
Question 3
Which of the following is the fastest, most powerful ocean current in the world?
Question 4
The best fishing in the world occurs in areas of:
Question 5
The nutrient enrichment caused by upwelling occurs because:
Question 6
The El Nino phenomenon is caused by the reversal of which of the following currents?
Question 7
Possible triggering mechanisms for tsunamis include:
Question 8
Which of these factors effects the velocity of a tsunami?
Question 9
The ocean most recently open to commercial explotitation is the:
Question 10
The highest tides that occur at the full and new moon phases are called:
Question 11
Which of the following would be an estuary on the U.S. Gulf Coast?
Question 12
Beaches can be categorized by:
Question 13
A coastal feature that was created by glaciers would be:
Question 14
Why would a coastal storm like a hurricane, typhoon or Nor’Easter be more destructive during a full moon?
Question 15
Coastal wetlands are important because they:
Question 16
Estuaries are critically important because they are:
Question 17
In which estuary is the circulation dominated by tidal processes?
Question 18
Which of the following is NOT a major estuary due to the oceanic conditions there?
Question 19
Areas along the U.S. East and Gulf coasts of the U.S. have long sandbars that parallel the coast-line and stick up out of the water. Many of these coastal features have become resorts like Nags Head NC, Hilton Head SC, Pensacola FL. But they are very unstable geologically (all sand no bedrock); thus they are very prone to storm and flood damage. These features...

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