Oceanography Vocabulary List for Quiz #4
+ the words from Vocab Lists # 1, 2 & 3
Print out the list of words below and look up the words in your textbook
- use a dictionary and the internet where necessary.
You must look these words up before the class presentation on that topic.....so that you will be familiar with the vocabulary and be able to understand more of the oceanic concepts discussed in class.  If you do not get familiar with the vocabulary before class, then you will be frustrated as you frantically try to scribble all the words and concepts down during class presentations...!

  • Antarctic Bottom Water

  • aphelion

  • apogee

  • asymmetrical

  • backswash

  • constructive interference

  • Coriolis  Effect

  • destructive interference

  • diurnal tides

  • downwelling

  • Ekman Spiral

  • El Nino

  • elliptical

  • fetch

  • fetch 

  • full moon

  • fully developed sea

  • geostrophic currents

  • Gulf Stream

  • gyres

  • horizontal circulation

  • hurricane

  • lunar day is

  • mixed tides

  • monsoon


  • neap tides

  • new moon

  • node

  • osmosis

  • perigee

  • perihelion

  • rip current

  • rogue wave

  • semidiurnal tides

  • spring tides

  • storm surge

  • surface currents

  • swell

  • territorial sea

  • the EEZ

  • The Law of the Sea Treaty

  • tidal bore

  • tides

  • tradewinds

  • tsunami

  • upwelling

  • vertical circulation

  • wave crest

  • wave trough

  • wavelength

  • westward intensification



When you think that you know the words well enough, take Oceanography Vocabulary Quiz 4 an unlimited number of times....but your last score will count.  Again, you may take this quiz an unlimited number of times (before the deadline in the semester calendar); however, your last score counts!

Note: to compensate for possible computer and internet connection problems,
you may take the Vocabulary Quizzes an unlimited number of times....
however, your last score is the one that counts
All quizzes time out at noon of the deadline day posted in the course calendar
(refer to your course syllabus).

Login to Blackboard
and choose "Geology 12"
the choose "Course Materials"
and then choose the Quiz that you want to take

Login Instructions for Students
Username: Your new User Identification Number, which is a unique number beginning with a W and containing 8 digits.

Password: the first two letters of your first name, followed by the first two letters of your last name (all lowercase), followed by the last four digits of your new User Identification Number.

Note that the username and password formats have changed from previous semesters for LPC students. Using the last four digits of your old Student ID number will not work.

For example, Maria Valdez with a User Identification Number of W12345678 would log in as:

Username: W12345678
Password: mava5678 (all lowercase letters + last four digits)

LPC Blackboard Instructions Page

LPC Distance Ed Support
e-mail: LPCdistEd@clpccd.cc.ca.us
phone: (925)371-3842

Your instructor can not add or delete students from the computer's roster.
Your instructor also does not have passwords (if you forget them).

Because computers and internet connections can always have unexpected problems, you will get unlimited attempts for each quiz - and the highest score counts.  If you can not access or run the quizzes from home,  try the on-campus computer lab in Building 800.  You may also come to the professor's office hours for help if you do not understand how to login to Blackboard. 

If you have computer problems, and if you have waited until the day before a quiz is due (or the day that a quiz is due), you will not have any time to ask the professor for help and you will be stuck with a zero score for that quiz.  Always leave yourself plenty of time to be able to come to the professor's office hours for help BEFORE the quiz is due!

I also recommend that you run these Vocabulary quizzes from a computer with a high-speed broadband connection....if you have a dial-up connection at home, you may have much more success running these quizzes at school (the school provides high-speed, non-dial-up internet access for students who purchase the Computer Access Card)