105-23 10-17 Coastlines, beaches

105-23 10-17 Coastlines beaches

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Unformatted text preview: Santa Monica REDONDO SUBMARINE CANYON Palos Verdes peninsula San Pedro basin turbidity current Santa Monica bay longshore drift * USC Palos Verdes peninsula San Pedro basin Figure 20.10 On irregular coastlines the wave direction is influenced by water depth. Waves slow in shallow water which causes them to bend towards headlands (= wave refraction) where erosion Is concentrated. The bays between headlands headland get little bay or no surf and this is where sandy beaches can be localized. We see this at...
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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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