Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Geography Coastal Animations

Click here to see an animation showing the circular path of surface water as a wave passes. As the wave moves into shallow water, the wave length shortens and the wave height increases causing the wave to breaking.

Click here to see how waves with different energy levels can be either constructive or destructive, leading to beach construction or deconstruction.

Click here to see a demonstration of the process of longshore drift involving the swash and backwash of waves that break at an oblique angle in relation to the coastline.

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