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?
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.
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?
Which type of wave has a strong swash and a weak backwash?
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Constructive waves

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Which type of wave has a strong swash and a weak backwash?
What is the fetch of a wave?
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The distance a wave has travelled.

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