Waves

Flashcards with short definition questions concerning waves.

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Constructive waves
Powerful waves with a strong swash, that surge up the beach.
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Destructive waves
Waves formed by local storms that crash onto a beach and have a powerful backwash.
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Swash
The forward movement of a wave up a beach.
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Backwash
The backward movement of a wave down a beach when the wave has broken.
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Crest
The top of a wave.
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Card 2

Front

Waves formed by local storms that crash onto a beach and have a powerful backwash.

Back

Destructive waves

Card 3

Front

The forward movement of a wave up a beach.

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

The backward movement of a wave down a beach when the wave has broken.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

The top of a wave.

Back

Preview of the back of card 5

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