Waves Flashcards

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Identify the two types of wave.
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Constructive and destructive waves.

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Identify the two types of wave.
What is a wave?
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A wave is a disturbance on the surface of the sea or ocean, in the form of a moving ridge or swell.

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What is a wave?
What word describes the movement of a wave down a beach?
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Backwash

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What word describes the movement of a wave down a beach?
What 3 factors affect the size of waves?
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Fetch, wind speed and wind duration.

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What 3 factors affect the size of waves?
Describe the swash and backwash of a destructive wave.
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Weak swash, strong backwash.

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Describe the swash and backwash of a destructive wave.




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