what is the difference between swash aligned and drift aligned beaches?

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can someone explain this to me. I can't seem to get the difference between them into my head

Posted Sat 29th December, 2012 @ 16:55 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

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Hiya. A swash aligned beach is where the swash of the waves (movement of the waves coming onto the beach) is at a vertical angle (90 Degrees). A drift aligned beach is where the swash is pushed out at an angle (diagonal motion)

Hope this helps. :D

Answered Wed 2nd January, 2013 @ 19:37 by R.Perkins