Coastal Processes

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Whats Fetch?
the distance over which the wind is blown
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Whats Swash?
when a wave breaks and water washes up the beach. The dircection of the wind will dertermine the swash
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Whats Backwash
When the water runs down back the beach. Its always 90 degrees to the beach
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Name 2 types of waves
Constuctive and Destructive
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Name characteristics of Constructive waves
They are created in calm weather and are less powerful than destructive waves. They break on the shore and deposit material, building up beaches. They have a swash that is stronger than the backwash. They have a long wavelength, and are low in heigh
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Card 2

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Whats Swash?

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when a wave breaks and water washes up the beach. The dircection of the wind will dertermine the swash

Card 3

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Whats Backwash

Back

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Card 4

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Name 2 types of waves

Back

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Card 5

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Name characteristics of Constructive waves

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