Question and answer
Tidal waves, or tsunamis, are caused by plate movements under the ocean and displace huge amounts of water. Explain why the term "tidal wave" is a misnomer and propose a name that would be a better
fit for that type of wave
t is a misnomer because tidal wave assumes that it was caused by the tides. Tsunamis are caused by tectonic forces within the earth, not tides. [ Tsunami is a perfectly good name, but if you want another name that is better than "tidal wave" then perhaps tectonic wave would be a better name ]
Expert answered|colossus09|Points 81|
Question
Asked 5/1/2013 10:02:27 AM
0 Answers/Comments
Get an answer
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
Questions asked by the same visitor
8. Mangroves are often destroyed in the process of land development and the building of shrimp farms and ports. Provide rationale for why these plants should be protected. Please include at least three (3) pieces of evidence to support your claim. (5 points)
Weegy: Approximately 35% of mangrove area was lost during the last several decades of the 20th century (in countries for which sufficient data exist), [ which encompass about half of the area of mangroves.[50] The United Nations Environment Program also estimated shrimp farming causes a quarter of the destruction of mangrove forests.[51] Likewise, the 2010 update of the World Mangrove Atlas indicated a fifth of the world's mangrove ecosystems have been lost since 1980.[52] Grassroots efforts to save mangroves from development are becoming more popular as their benefits become more widely known. In the Bahamas, for example, active efforts to save mangroves are occurring on the islands of Bimini and Great Guana Cay. In Trinidad and Tobago as well, efforts are underway to protect a mangrove threatened by the construction of a steelmill and a port.[53] In Thailand, community management has been effective in restoring damaged mangroves.[54] Mangroves have been reported to be able to help buffer against tsunami, cyclones, and other storms. One village in Tamil Nadu was protected from tsunami destruction - the villagers in Naluvedapathy planted 80,244 saplings to get into the Guinness Book of World Records. This created a kilometre-wide belt of trees of various varieties. When the tsunami struck, much of the land around the village was flooded, but the village itself suffered minimal damage. ] (More)
Question
Expert Answered
Asked 4/30/2013 9:22:19 AM
0 Answers/Comments
Mangroves are often destroyed in the process of land development and the building of shrimp farms and ports. Provide rationale for why these plants should be protected. Please include at least three (3) pieces of evidence to support your claim.
Weegy: Mangroves, admittedly, are not only important but crucial for the coastal areas. Since estuarine areas are highly populated areas, the slightest ecological imbalance will take a heavy toll. They play a vital role in stabilizing these areas. [ No engineering and technological solutions can be sought for stabilizing these areas. Even if we negate all benefits of mangroves as forests, their value as "protector of shore-line" is enough to convince us for conserving them. ] (More)
Question
Expert Answered
Asked 4/30/2013 9:23:20 AM
0 Answers/Comments
which of the following best describes an estuary? 1. partly enclosed area with saline water. 2. partly enclosed area with brackish water. 3. completely enclosed area with blackish water. 4. completely enclosed area with saline water.
Weegy: The description that best describes an estuary is: 2. partly enclosed area with brackish water. (More)
Question
Expert Answered
Asked 5/1/2013 1:57:04 PM
0 Answers/Comments
21,557,134 questions answered
Popular Conversations
Financial statements should be prepared before any adjustments are ...
Weegy: Financial statements should be prepared before any adjustments are made. False. User: The credit side of an ...
7/4/2015 3:44:09 AM| 3 Answers
A chart of accounts does NOT include (Points : 1) assets. ...
Weegy: A chart of accounts does NOT include NAMES OF CUSTOMERS. User: Source documents provide objective, ...
7/4/2015 8:48:25 PM| 2 Answers
The cost of goods sold divided by the average inventory equals the ...
Weegy: Cost of merchandise sold equals beginning inventory : Plus net purchases less ending inventory. User: ...
7/5/2015 3:12:36 PM| 2 Answers
Profits from operating activities distributed to business owners are ...
Weegy: Profits from operating activities distributed to business owners are called dividends. TRUE. User: The ...
7/4/2015 3:55:42 AM| 1 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
1
L
P
1
1
Points 135 [Total 1541]| Ratings 1| Comments 125| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
Points 123 [Total 634]| Ratings 0| Comments 123| Invitations 0|Offline
S
P
C
L
P
L
1
P
P
1
P
1
P
Points 49 [Total 9578]| Ratings 0| Comments 49| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 31 [Total 31]| Ratings 1| Comments 21| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
L
Points 24 [Total 8404]| Ratings 0| Comments 24| Invitations 0|Offline
S
R
Points 6 [Total 208]| Ratings 0| Comments 6| Invitations 0|Online
S
L
P
P
Points 4 [Total 3563]| Ratings 0| Comments 4| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 4 [Total 4]| Ratings 0| Comments 4| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 1 [Total 1]| Ratings 0| Comments 1| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 1 [Total 44]| Ratings 0| Comments 1| Invitations 0|Offline
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | Social | ©2015 Purple Inc.