105-23 10-17 Coastlines, beaches

3 surf whats it all about surf the pacific ocean at

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Unformatted text preview: urf — what’s it all about? Surf, the Pacific Ocean, at Cabo, Baja California Figure 20.5 Most waves are generated by the frictional interaction of wind above and across the ocean surface. Figure 20.6 Figure 20.7 Interference between the wave motion and the shallowing ocean bottom slows the lower wave motion, elevates the wave crests, which causes them to steepen asymmetrically, then break = SURF Sediment transport along shorelines is influenced by offshore currents and wave and surf action. Long...
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This note was uploaded on 05/11/2013 for the course GEOL 105Lg taught by Professor Davis,platt during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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