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water cycle
the constant recycling of water on earth
evaporation
a process that changes a liquid to gas
condensation
when a gas changes to a liquid
precipitation
water that falls to earth such as rain, snow, sleet, or hail
wave
the up and down motion of water
storm surge
a large wave caused by strong winds
tides
changes in ocean level caused by the pull of sun, moon and Earth. The main pull is caused by the moon - because it is much closer to the earth than the sun.
deep ocean current
an ocean current formed when cold water flow underneath warm water
surface current
an ocean current formed when steady winds blow over the surface of the ocean
Ocean water is a mixture of water and ______________
salts
waves change a shoreline by ____________ and _____________
erosion
waves change a shoreline by ____________ and _____________
deposition
deposition
when waves deposit or drop sediments on the beaches
high tide
when most of the beach is covered by water
low tide
when a large part of the beach is showing -- occurs about 6 hours after and before the high tide