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FALL 2010---INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY--- GEOL 107 Study Guide #5 Note: these guides are designed to help you decide what is important to know from the lecture and book material. They may not cover every single topic I might ask about on an exam, but they cover most topics. To study for exams, use this guide, use notes from class, use textbook. -What makes a wave break? -Why does the east coast of the US have barrier islands, name two ways that barrier islands may form. -Explain how a groin and a sea wall impact the coast, especially the beach. -Why does Palos Verdes have cliffs and a rocky shoreline (in some places)? -When a river discharges into the ocean what becomes of the sediment load? -What’s the difference between a summer and winter beach?
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Unformatted text preview: -Explain erosion and the creation of a marine terrace.-How can you tell the direction of waves approaching the beach from the pattern of sand deposited around a groin?-How does an estuary differ from a lagoon?-Describe the two types of estuarine circulation, ‘Estuarine’ and ‘Anti-estuarine’.-A coastline with cliffs is a coastline with net erosion or deposition?-Since humans have been around, erosion of the land surface has increased, yet the sediment load of rivers has decreased, why? Dam, I should have gone to class. Terms Longshore drift Delta Beach profile (Berm, offshore bar, beach face, dune) Littoral drift Groins, jetty, sea wall Wave cut terrace Spit Estuary, Lagoon Fjord Drowned river valley...
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2010 for the course GEOL 107Lxg at USC.

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