Waves Flashcards

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What causes waves?
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Waves are caused by the transfer of energy from the wind to the sea due to the friction of the wind on the water’s surface.

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What causes waves?
Identify the type of wave that builds beaches.
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Constructive wave

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Identify the type of wave that builds beaches.
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?
Identify the two types of wave.
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Constructive and destructive waves.

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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?




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