Coastal Zone

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  • Created on: 17-06-13 18:30
What causes the wind in the sea?
Wind- the stronger the wind, the larger the waves
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What are the two main processes of longshore drift?
Swash and Backwash
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What is Swash?
Is when the wave reaches the shore and breaks. It then travels up the beach until the energy is lost.
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What is Backwash?
Is when the swash runs out of energy and gravity pulls the water back into sea straight down the beach.
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Whats the difference between constructive and destructive waves?
Costructive are smaller waves and have a stronger swash and weaker backwash compared to destructive.
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What is fetch?
The distance a wave travels.
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What are the types of weathering?
Mechanical, Biological and Chemical
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Name one type of mechanical weathering
Freeze thaw- when rain water goes into a rock of a rock and when the weather gets cold turns to ice which causes rock to expand. (Process happens overtime)
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Name one type of mechanical weathering
Exfoliation- when hot weather causes rock to expand and at night when it gets cold it gets smaller eventually causes layers to break off. (Process happens overtime)
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What are the two main processes of longshore drift?

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What is Swash?

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What is Backwash?

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