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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? 3. What four shelf and ocean basinal characteristics influence coastal tidal ranges? 4. What is the tidal range in Boston Harbor? If you didn't know what it was, how could you determine it? 5. What is tidal prism?. 6. Be able to describe with words and diagrams Wave-Dominated, Mixed-Energy, and Tide- Dominated shorelines. 7. Why do wave-dominated barrier coasts have lagoons and bays, whereas the backbarrier of mixed energy barrier coasts consists of marsh and tidal creeks 8. What happens to the sand that enters the funnel-shaped, macro-tidal environments via the 8....
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