Question 7 of 24
The pattern of orthogonals you drew centered on the bay area indicates that the orthogonals refract
_____ the midpoint of the bay shore thereby spreading out wave energy.
Question 8 of 24
Generalizing, _____ orthogonals indicate the concentration of wave energy.
Question 9 of 24
On the other hand, orthogonals denote the dispersal or spreading out of wave energy when _____.
Where wave energy is concentrated, erosion can be expected (e.g., undercutting of seaside cliffs)..
Where wave energy is dissipated, its carrying capacity for sediment is reduced and particles settle
out of suspension.