Types Of Waves

Constructive

Destructive

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  • Created on: 10-03-11 17:42

Constructive Wave

 

Constructive waves are smaller in height, (crest)

They have a strong swash which pushes material up the beach

Have a weak backwash so little erosion takes place.

Generated by storms a long way off.

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Destructive Waves

Destructive waves are larger in height,(crest)

They have a weak swash which causes little beach building

Have a strong backwash so pulls sand and shingle down the beach

Generated by storms close by.

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