Flashcards in CH11 Deck (14):
generated by surface winds, and transfer energy one place in the ocean to another; this energy is eventually expressed in the form of erosion when a wave meets a shoreline
Waves refracted (bent) as they approach shoreline
Land, possibly containing cliffs, that projects into the ocean
A headland that has been cut by erosion into an arch
An isolated rock formation that resembles a tiny island left from the collapse and erosion of surrounding rocks
A ridge of sand that connects a sea stack or small island to the mainland or to another island
A flat bedrock surface along a shore that is cut by wave erosion
An elongated ridge of sand that projects from the land into the mouth of an adjacent bay
A bar that extends the mouth of a bay
a flow of water and energy caused by wind, water density, water temperature differences
Surface-‐Ocean Currents and Deep-‐Ocean Circulation.
by salinity( mainly controlled by evaporation and precipitation ) and temperature (greatest effect). Cold seawater with high salinity is densest.
Deep water circulation
begins in highest latitudes where water is densest