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Presentation about effects of waves, currents, tides, and storms on geologic features of the ocean shore zone. Based on SC State Standards.

Presentation about effects of waves, currents, tides, and storms on geologic features of the ocean shore zone. Based on SC State Standards.

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  • 1. Effects of Waves, Currents, Tides, and Storms of the Ocean Shore Zone
  • 2. Effects of Waves <ul><li>On Beaches waves can wear away the land (erosion). </li></ul><ul><li>Waves can also deposit sand along the shore (deposition). </li></ul><ul><li>If they come in on an angle they can move sand along the coast. </li></ul><ul><li>For Barrier Islands waves can deposit sand on the beaches. </li></ul><ul><li>Also, waves can change the shape of the barrier islands. </li></ul><ul><li>Waves can deposit sand in estuaries </li></ul>
  • 3. Effects of Currents <ul><li>Longshore currents along the shoreline can move sand from one location to another. </li></ul><ul><li>On barrier islands currents can move sand from one end of the island to the other. </li></ul><ul><li>Ocean currents can change the shape of the opening of an inlet opening. </li></ul>
  • 4. Effects of Tides <ul><li>On beaches tides can bring in sand, shells, and ocean sediments at high tide and leave them behind when the tide goes out. </li></ul><ul><li>In estuaries, at high tide ocean water brings in sediments and sea life that feed and nourish life. </li></ul><ul><li>The amount of water in inlets changes with the tides. </li></ul>
  • 5. Effects of Storms <ul><li>Storms affect the movement of water, therefore affecting the ocean shore zone. </li></ul><ul><li>Storms will often intensify the affects of the waves, currents, and tides. </li></ul><ul><li>Storms often bring increased winds resulting in erosion and deposition. </li></ul>

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