SECTION III: The Hydrosphere
Week 12, 3/26-4/1 3.7  Coastal Processes
 
 


Reading Assignment:  Chapter 20
3.7  Coastal Processes


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Contents (course topics):

The Impact of Waves and Currents on the Landscape
Coastal Processes
   Waves
   Changes in Water Level
   Tides
   Stream Outflow
   Ice Push
   Organic Secretions
   Erosion
   Currents and Coastal Sediment Transport
   Coastal Deposition
Coastal Landforms
   Depositional Landforms
   Shorelines of Submergence
   Coral Coasts
Focus: Tides
 
 

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Activities (things you must do):
Read Chapter 16 of your textbook
 
Abilities Acquired (what you learned):

By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
1.- Cite another name to refer to seismic sea waves
2.- Name the most widespread feature of all coastal depositional
3.- Name the phenomenon of waves changing direction as they approach the shoreline
4.- Give the name assigned to waves generated by wind
5.- Name a feature that global warming would cause
6.- Cite the process by which  most waves are generated.
7.- Give a consequence of global warming on coastal areas.
8.- Give the extension (length) in kilometers of the sandy barrier bars characteristic of the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf coasts .
9.- Give the origin of most present atolls
10.- Cite four features of  tsunamis.
11.- Explain longshore currents
12.- give four  events that result in sea level changes
13.- Define wave length .
14.- Explain what is the offshore zone.
15.- Give the time of year when beaches get smaller
 

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