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What is the largest, deepest ocean in the world?
The Pacific
What are scientists who study water called?
Hydrologists
What is the hydrological cycle?
The water is taken up into the atmosphere and released as rain or snow. Then it becomes part of the lakes again until it is drawn back up to the atmosphere
How do waves move?
Up and down. Not back and forth.
What is the most dangerous wave called?
Tsunamis
What causes a tsunami?
Earthquakes or volcanoes under the ocean. Not the wind!
Which states are most affected by tsunamis?
#1- Hawaii
Alaska, Washtington, Oregon, and California.
Who discovered the current?
Benjamin Franklin
What is the name of the current in the Atlantic Ocean?
The Gulf Stream
Who is known as the "Pathfinder of the Seas" because of his maps of currents?
Matthew Maury - He discovered this in Psalm 8
How many currents flow constantly through the oceans?
40
How many gyres or loops do the currents make to circle the seas?
5
What makes the currents move?
No one knows for sure. Possibly 1. the earth's rotation 2. the heating of the sun 3.the shape of the oceans 4. the winds