Waves Flashcards

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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?
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 the fetch of a wave?
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The distance a wave has travelled.

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What is the fetch of 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?




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