Assessment Test

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1. Mean high water is the average height of __________.


2. The diurnal inequality of the tides is caused by __________.


3. The movement of water away from the shore or downstream is called a(n) __________.


4. What describes an ebb current?


5. How many slack tidal currents usually occur each day on the east coast of the United States?


6. To make sure of getting the full advantage of a favorable current, you should reach an entrance or strait at which time in relation to the predicted time of the favorable current?


7. The velocity of a rotary tidal current will increase when the Moon is __________.


8. When the moon is new or full, which type of tides occur?


9. Which statement is TRUE concerning apogean tides?


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