Oceanography Chapter 11 EFSC

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Semidiurnal
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B
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Diurnal
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C
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Mixed
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A
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A Tide is the alternate rising and falling of the surface of the ocean and of water bodies (as gulfs and bays) connected with the ocean that occurs usually twice a day and is the result of differing gravitational forces exerted at different parts of the earth by another body (as the moon or sun).
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T
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Tides are influenced by the gravitational forces of black holes.
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F
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A tidal force is a secondary effect of the force of gravity and is responsible for the tides.
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F
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The difference in height between consecutive high and low waters
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tidal range
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A tidal phenomenon in which the leading edge of the incoming tide forms a wave (or waves) of water that travels up a river or narrow bay against the direction of the river or bay’s current.
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tidal bore
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A gigantic wave caused by the force of the moon and sun
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tidal wave
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A current associated with the decrease or increase in the height of a tide.
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tidal current
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Is a short period in a body of tidal water either side of high water or low water
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slack tide
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Spring
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B
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Neap
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A

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