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Grade 10 Oceanography and Hydrology
Grade 6 Oceanography and Hydrology
In the water cycle, water moves from oceans to the atmosphere by
  1. evaporation.
  2. condensation.
  3. precipitation.
  4. runoff.
Grade 10 Oceanography and Hydrology
The area at the beach between the high tide line and the low tide line is called the
  1. intertidal zone.
  2. abyssal zone.
  3. hadal zone.
  4. spring tide zone.
Grade 5 Oceanography and Hydrology
The diagram best represents which cycle?
Water Cycles Simple
  1. rock cycle
  2. water cycle
  3. carbon cycle
  4. nitrogen cycle
Grade 9 Oceanography and Hydrology
This is water stored within the earth below the water table.
  1. runoff
  2. watershed
  3. groundwater
  4. floodplain
Grade 9 Oceanography and Hydrology
Which best describes an aquifer?
  1. A permeable layer of rock and sediment that can store and carry groundwater in enough quantity to supply wells.
  2. A permeable layer of rock and sediment that cannot store and carry groundwater in enough quantity to supply wells.
  3. A non-permeable layer of sand and sediment that can store and carry groundwater in enough quantity to supply wells.
  4. A non-permeable layer of rock and sediment that can store and carry groundwater in enough quantity to supply wells.
Grade 9 Oceanography and Hydrology
A geyser is a hot spring that shoots columns of
  1. cold water and steam into the air every so often.
  2. hot water and steam into the air every so often.
  3. hot water and steam into the air all the time.
  4. hot water and steam into the inside of the earth every so often.
Grade 11 Oceanography and Hydrology
Which cycle illustrates the path of water through the environment?
  1. nitrogen cycle
  2. carbon cycle
  3. phosphorus cycle
  4. hydrologic cycle
Grade 9 Oceanography and Hydrology
What is the earth's hydrosphere?
  1. the gases in the air
  2. the solid, rocky part of earth
  3. all of the water on the planet
  4. the study of earth's atmosphere
Grade 9 Oceanography and Hydrology

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Grade 12 Oceanography and Hydrology
What is the name of the cycle that includes the steps: evaporation, condensation, and precipitation?
  1. The Krebs Cycle
  2. The Water Cycle
  3. The Carbon Cycle
  4. The Lunar Cycle
Grade 5 Oceanography and Hydrology
The table shows estimates of where fresh water is stored by percentages.
Earth's Fresh Water
SourcePercentage
Lakes0.25%
Glaciers & Ice69%
Rivers0.006%
Groundwater30%
Other<1%

Which statement is a conclusion that can be drawn from the data?
  1. More fresh water is stored in rivers than in lakes.
  2. More fresh water is stored in lakes than as glaciers and ice.
  3. More fresh water is stored as groundwater than as glaciers and ice.
  4. More fresh water is stored as groundwater than in rivers and lakes combined.
Grade 9 Oceanography and Hydrology
Which force is the driving mechanism of ocean tides?
  1. normal force
  2. frictional force
  3. magnetic force
  4. gravitational force
Grade 9 Oceanography and Hydrology
Which term relates to the concentration of dissolved salts in water?
  1. salinity
  2. turbidity
  3. permeability
  4. conductivity
Grade 11 Oceanography and Hydrology
Grade 9 Oceanography and Hydrology
This is an area of low-lying land next to a river.
  1. runoff
  2. watershed
  3. groundwater
  4. floodplain
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