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 two types of wave.
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Constructive and destructive waves.

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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 up a beach?
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Swash

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What word describes the movement of a wave up 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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