Chapter07 - 1 Chapter 7: Beaches Chapter 7: Beaches &...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 Chapter 7: Beaches Chapter 7: Beaches & & Nearshore Nearshore Environment Environment General beach-nearshore profile Basic Beach Types and Sediments Seasonal Beach Cycles Predicting Erosion and Accretion General Beach General Beach-Nearshore Nearshore Profile Profile General Beach General Beach-Nearshore Nearshore Profile Profile Nearshore : includes shoal, break and surf zones up to the ridge and runnel system Longshore Sand Bars are the main feature General Beach General Beach-Nearshore Nearshore Profile Profile Breaks in the longshore sand bar are usually locations of rip currents Draw General Beach General Beach-Nearshore Nearshore Profile Profile Foreshore : intertidal region of the beach (spring high tide to spring low tide levels) Ridge-Runnel system: small scale bar in lower intertidal zone Ridge-Runnel System : small scale bar in lower intertidal zone Ridge = crest Runnel = trough Ephemeral, lasting a few weeks Present during intermediate stages of beach erosion or building Most noticeable during strong west/northwest wind events 2...
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This note was uploaded on 07/18/2011 for the course EARTH SCIE 334 taught by Professor Buonaiuto during the Fall '09 term at CUNY Hunter.

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Chapter07 - 1 Chapter 7: Beaches Chapter 7: Beaches &...

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