Coasts - Waves and system definitions

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What is a Coast
A Coast is an open system
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Inputs into a Coastal system
Tides, wave energy, storms, sediment from rivers
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Processes in a Coastal system
Erosion, deposition, transportation, longshore drift
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Outputs in a Coastal system
Beaches, cliffs, caves, weathering, mass movement
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Waveheight
Distance between crest and trough
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Wave period
Time it takes for wave to travel through one wavelength
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Wavelength
Distance between two crests
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Tides, wave energy, storms, sediment from rivers

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Inputs into a Coastal system

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Erosion, deposition, transportation, longshore drift

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Beaches, cliffs, caves, weathering, mass movement

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Distance between crest and trough

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