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Unformatted text preview: Professor FitzGerald Spring 2008 Beaches and Shoreline Processes ES 142 Exam #2 Study Questions SUBJECT: HYDROGRAPHIC REGIME Read Chapters 8 & 12 1. What processes do waves and tides control along coastlines? 2. What factors affect wave energy along the coast? Width of continental shelf (wide-low energy waves, gulf/ narrow-large waves Hawaii) Storm type and frequency (new England-nor easters, gulf- hurricanes) 3. What four shelf and ocean basinal characteristics influence coastal tidal ranges? Width of cont shelf, wide shelves high TR narrow-low TR/ tides form bc of a tidal wave rotating within its basin. TR decreases toward nodal point, decreases away from nodal point 4. What is the tidal range in Boston Harbor? If you didn't know what it was, how could you determine it? 10 feet 5. What is tidal prism?....
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