Lifes a Beach Geological Processes Living wih_Trembanis_Date_031810_72

Lifes a Beach Geological Processes Living wih_Trembanis_Date_031810_72

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GEOL120 (3/18/10) Beach Types: Mainland o pocket o tombolo Barriers o islands o spits o baymouth o cheniers Rocky Headlands Coastal Compartments- “Cells”: river supply sediment beach offshore submarine canyons “drain” sediments from beach beach starvation the coast is a system Summary: beaches are subsets of coasts beaches are more than the part where you lay your beach towel beaches are in a state of dynamic equilibrium look for the form and infer the processes Questions to Ponder: describe the components of the beach component? what are the differences between summertime and wintertime beaches? what is longshore drift and how is it related to longshore current? compare the east, pacific, gulf coasts n terms of coastal processes and features describe the origin of those depositional features: spit, pocket beach, tombolo, offshore bar Barriers: Types Global Distribution Part of a Barrier System Theories of Formation Response to Storms and Sea Level Rise Barrier Types: Islands
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2010 for the course GEOL 120 taught by Professor Arthurctrembanis during the Spring '10 term at University of Delaware.

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Lifes a Beach Geological Processes Living wih_Trembanis_Date_031810_72

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