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Wave processes KI 5: Coastal Landforms. Factors making big waves- 1) Fetch – the length of open sea over which the wind has blown 2) Wind strength and.

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1 Wave processes KI 5: Coastal Landforms

2 Factors making big waves- 1) Fetch – the length of open sea over which the wind has blown 2) Wind strength and how long the wind has been blowing strongly etc.

3 Swash and Backwash ses_rev1.shtml

4 Types of Waves 1) Constructive – would tend to build up beach deposits by deposition

5 Types of Waves 1) Destructive – would tend to erode away beaches leaving cliffs exposed to erosion – occur in stormy weather

6 Wave Energy processes Cliff Recession ools/riversandcoasts/coa sts/change_coast/pg_03_ flash.shtml ols/gcsebitesize/geography /coasts/coastal_processes _rev3.shtmlhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/scho ols/gcsebitesize/geography /coasts/coastal_processes _rev3.shtml erosion processes named

7 Cliff and wave-cut platform

8 BBC KS4 Bitesize video COASTAL PROCESSES geography/coasts/coastal_processes_vide o.shtmlhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/ geography/coasts/coastal_processes_vide o.shtml


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