Waves Flashcards

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

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Identify the two types of wave.
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.




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