Ch 3.1 Coastal System

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How are waves formed?
Friction caused by wind moving over oceans creates disturbance, forming waves
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Name the 2 different types of wave
Constructive and destructive
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What are the characteristics of constructive waves?
Strong swash, weak backwash
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What are the characteristics of destructive waves?
Weak swash, strong backwash
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What is the name given to the open ocean over which wind blows?
Fetch
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Why are tides important?
They move sediment to/from a beach
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