Types of Waves

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  • Created by: Emzonline
  • Created on: 17-04-18 22:42
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  • Waves
    • Constructive
      • Weather in ocean creates these types of waves
      • Low surging waves- long wavelength
      • Strong swash, weak backwash
      • Beach gain
      • Gentle beach profile but beach can build up over time and get steeper
    • Destructive
      • Local storms make these waves
      • High, plunging waves- short wavelength
      • Steep beach profile- over time though the beach will become flatter
      • Beach loss-destructive
      • Weak swash, strong backwash

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