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What are the two types of waves?
Constructive or Destructive.
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What are the 3 main things that influence the size and power of a wave?
how long the wind has been blowing, the strength of the wind, the distance the wave has travelled (the fetch).
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Can you name 2 properties of a constructive wave?
A strong swash, a weak backwash.
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Can you name 2 properties of a Destructive wave?
Strong backwash, weak swash
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What are the 4 main types of coastal erosion?
Hydraulic action, Abrasion, attrition, solution.
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Can you name 2 factors that influence coastal deposition?
there is a good supply of material, when waves enter a sheltered area e.g a bay, when there is little wind.
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Can you name 3 hard engineering techniques to protect a coast?
Sea wall, groynes, rip rap/rock armour.
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What has to be done before defending any coast?
a cost - benefit analysis, if the cost to repair is greater than benefit then the town will be abandoned.
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Can you name 1 landform that is created by coastal deposition?
A spit, caused by the build up of material deposited by a longshore drift.
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how long the wind has been blowing, the strength of the wind, the distance the wave has travelled (the fetch).

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