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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.
- Fall '07