Coastal Landscapes

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Constructive Waves
Smaller waves that have a more powerful swash than backwash. As a result they deposit material on the beach.
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Destructive waves
Larger waves that have a more powerful backwash than swash. As a result they take material away from the beach.
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Swash
The movement of water up the beach.
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Backwash
The water returning back to sea.
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Fetch
The distance wind travels over open water.
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Card 2

Front

Destructive waves

Back

Larger waves that have a more powerful backwash than swash. As a result they take material away from the beach.

Card 3

Front

Swash

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

Backwash

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

Fetch

Back

Preview of the front of card 5

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