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  • 1. Q1. What is the coast?
    • The coast is a narrow zone where the land, sea and atmosphere all meet.
    • Rivers often supply large amounts of suspended load for the seas to transport and deposit.
    • Coastal areas change constantly – often due to tides as well as erosion.
    • Coastline constantly adapting to new conditions.
  • 2. 2. Waves!
  • 3. Q2. What are waves?
  • 4. How waves break
  • 5. Q2. What are waves?
    • Waves are moving bodies of water that are caused by circular motions in the open sea.
    What factors influence the size of waves?
  • 6. Why are waves generally larger in the south west than in the south east? Wave energy depends on the fetch , the strength of the wind and the length of time over which the wind has blown. Look at an atlas or a wall map to find out the largest fetch around the British Isles. fetch = the distance over which the wind has blown
  • 7. Q4. What are the 2 types of wave?
  • 8. Q4. What are the 2 types of wave?