Wave Transport - 3 Spit A narrow ridge of sand joined to the mainland with the other end terminating in the sea 4 Bar A ridge of material(usually

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Wave Transport Sources of the load include: o Rivers entering the sea o Landslide on cliffs o Wave erosion Types of material transported include: o Sand o Shingles o Mud Process: Swash (forward moving waves) and backwash push and drag material up and down the shore resulting in longshore drift. Wave Depositional Features 1. Beach: Formed by deposition of mud, sand or pebbles along the coast. 2. Barrier Beach: A long ridge of sand parallel to but separated from the coast ridge by a lagoon.
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Unformatted text preview: 3. Spit: A narrow ridge of sand joined to the mainland with the other end terminating in the sea 4. Bar: A ridge of material (usually sand) lying parallel to the coast 5. Tombolo: A ridge joining an island to the mainland 6. Offshore Bar: Developed on the gently sloping seabed. Occurs when sand is thrown up by waves breaking close to the coast. 7. Mudflat: Developed when tides/waves deposit fine sand along gently sloping coasts particularly in bars and estuaries....
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course GEA GEA2000 taught by Professor Wong,faith during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.

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