Q1. What is the coast? <ul><li>The coast is a narrow zone where the land, sea and atmosphere all meet. </li></ul><ul><li>Rivers often supply large amounts of suspended load for the seas to transport and deposit. </li></ul><ul><li>Coastal areas change constantly – often due to tides as well as erosion. </li></ul><ul><li>Coastline constantly adapting to new conditions. </li></ul>
Q2. What are waves? <ul><li>Waves are moving bodies of water that are caused by circular motions in the open sea. </li></ul>What factors influence the size of waves?
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