1. Describe the three factors that determine the height of wind-generated water waves.
2. What is wave refraction? How does it affect wave energy dissipation along the coastline?
3. What is a rip current and what hazard do they pose to swimmers?
4. What causes tides? Provide a thorough explanation.
5. Explain a mixed semidiurnal tidal pattern.
1. What is the source of hydrocarbons that form petroleum?
2. Explain the differences among primary, secondary and tertiary crude oil recovery.
3. What is the composition of raw natural gas?
4. What are the major sources of electricity production in California?