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11/6/2014

Whichofthefollowingstatements
aboutthelocationofmeandersalonga
meanderingstreamiscorrect?
A. Thelocationisconstantthroughtime.
B. Meanderschangeastheycutawayonthe

innercurveanddepositontheoutercurve.
C. Thelocationofmeandersonlychangesif
thebaselevelofthestreamchanges.
D. Meanderschangeastheycutawayonthe
outercurveanddepositontheinnercurve.

Clickerquestions:

Coarseningupwardsequencesin
alluvialfansequencescanformby
A. Retrogradationofthedepositstowardthesource
B.
C.
D.
E.

area
Progradationofthedepositsawayfromthe
sourcearea
Verticalaccumulationofthefansystems
Decreasedamountsofwaterflowingontofanat
apex
Decreasedsizeoffanovertime

Clickerquestions:
Alluvialfansformbecause:
A. Permanentstreamsflowingthroughdesertsenter

lakesorreservoirsanddroptheirloads.
B. Jointboundedblockstumbleoffacliffandcollectin

pilesatitsbase.
C. Sedimentladenephemeralstreamsemergefromthe

mouthofacanyonandspreadoutoverabroadplain;
asaconsequencethewaterslowsanddropsits
sedimentload.

Adistinguishingcharacteristicof
alluvialfandepositsis:
A. Sedimentationbysheetfloods
B. Finingupwardfluvialdeposits
C. Eoliansedimentation
D. Radialpaleocurrentdirections
E. Coarseningupwardsequences

Continentalshelvesusuallyform
on______by______.

Tidalrangesalongacoastlinecan
bestbedescribedasincluding

A. Oceaniccrustbyprogradationof

A. Twohighandtwolowtidesdailytidesthatdont

B.
C.
D.
E.

shorelines
Continentalcrustbyerosion
Oceaniccrustbythinningduring
subduction
Continentsbysealevelfall
Continentalmarginsbycrustalthinning

changeinheightthroughouttheyear
B. Onehighandtwolowtidesdaily
C. Oneortwopairofhighandlowtidesthatfluctuate

inheightwiththecycleofthefullornewmoon
D. Angledwaveattackonthecoastlinecancauselittoral

driftofsediment
E. Itisimpossibletopredicthowhighandhowlow

tidalrangeswillbe

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Adiagnosticindicatorfordeposits
beingtidalinoriginis:
A. Saltflatencrustations
B. Interbedded siltstoneandrippled

Whichstatementconcerningthe
movementofwaterinwavesonthe
openoceaniscorrect?
A. Waterparticlesmovewiththewave,andthuscan

sandstone
C. Channelsseparatedbyflats
D. Pointbardeposits
E. Reversalsinwatercurrentdirections

migratetenstohundredsofkilometersasthewave
moves.
B. Watermoleculesgoupanddown,alongavertical
straightline,asthewavepasses.
C. Watermoleculesfollowacircularpath,asthewave
passes.
D. Themotionofwatermoleculesattheoceanssurfaceis
thesameasthatattheflooroftheocean,asawave
passes.

Longshore driftofsandonabeach
occurswhen:

Deltasformbecause________.Thefinest
sedimenttypicallyaccumulates________
from(to)shore.

A. wavesapproachtheshoreatanangle
B. wavefrontsareparalleltothebeach
C. thereareparticularlylargetides
D. shoreparallelcurrentsinthelowershoreface

A.
B.
C.
D.

Waterslowsatthemouthofthestream/closest
Waterspeedsupatthemouthofthestream/farthest
Waterslowsatthemouthofthestream/farthest
Waterspeedsupatthemouthofthestream/closest

E. ariverentersthesea,andtheriverwaterflows

alongthecoast.

Thesubaqueousslopeofadeltawillbe
relativelysteepwhereincomingwater
is________theseawater.
A. aboutthesamedensityas
B. significantlydenserthan

Thefollowingareallmajorpetroleum
provinceswithnumerousdeltaic
reservoirs,exceptfor:
A. USGulfCoast
B. Onshore,SaudiArabia
C. NigerCoast,WestAfrica

C. significantlywarmerthan

D. VenezuelasMaracaiboBasin

D. significantlylessdensethan

E. Brentprovince,NorthSea

E. significantlycolderthan

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Theshoreface isdefinedasbeing
boundedaboveandbelowby:
A. Hightideandthefairweather wavebase
B. Thebeachberm andmeanstormbase
C. Itisequivalenttotheforeshore
D. Meanlowtidelevelandmeanfairweather

wavebase
E. Theswashzoneandtheoscillatorywave
zone

Depositionofsedimentbelowthe
fairweather wavebaseandabovethestorm
wavebaseshouldbecharacterizedby:
A. Muds thatarereworkedduringstorms
B. Predominantlymuddydeposits,exceptfor

occasionalhummockycrossstratifiedsands
depositedduringstorms
C. Waverippledsanddepositedduringnormalwave
activity
D. Limestonedepositedbymarineorganismsawayfrom
thesands
E. Largescaledunesresultingfromlittoral(longshore)
driftcurrents

Asequenceof:
(1)bioturbatedmarinemud,overlainby
(2)interbeddedmud&sand,
(3)oscillationrippledsand,andtoppedby
(4)troughcrossbeddedsandwithherringbone
crossstrata,couldrepresent:
A. Aprogradingfluvialdeltaintothesea
B. Aretrogradingbarrierislandbeach
C. Aprogradingbarrierislandbeachwithtidalinlets
D. Aretrogradinglagoon&tidalflatsequence
E. Fluvialpointbars