Make your own free website on Tripod.com

|

COURSE LECTURE NOTES:

| SCIENCE | MATTER | SOLAR SYSTEM | PLANETS | ATMOSPHERE | WIND and TEMPERATURE | HUMIDITY | WEATHERING | SOIL | SEASONS | MASS WASTING | SEASONS and CLIMATE | WIND WORK | STREAMS | LAND FORMS | GROUND WATER | CAVES/KARST | THE OCEAN | TIDES & ESTUARIES | WAVES | GLACIERS | GLACIAL LANDFORMS | VOLCANOES | VOLCANOES | CHON | PLATE TECHTONICS | EARTHQUAKES | ROCKS | CLIMATE CHANGE |

WAVES and WAVE WORK

Wave - the ocean in motion

Types of waves

    1. Deep water

    2. Shallow water


    3. rogue - Rogue waves, also known as freak waves, are relatively large and spontaneous ocean
    surface waves which are a threat even to large ships and ocean liners.

Type of coast lines

    1. submergent - water rises relative to land
    Wave action tends to straighten a submergent coast line.
    2. emergent - land rises relative to water, tends to resemble a straigntened
    submergent coast line.
    Beach terrace - land form created by land rising relative to the water

Work done by surf/shallow water wave

    1. erosion


    2. transportation

3. deposition - occurs when water calms and waves decrease in size.
    depositional landforms

    Home

    web site counter Page Visits