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Earth Science

by: Vani Singh

Earth Science ESCI 1101 - 002

Vani Singh
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Earth Science - Geog
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Vani Singh on Saturday April 16, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ESCI 1101 - 002 at University of North Carolina - Charlotte taught by Terry Ray Shirley in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 12 views. For similar materials see Earth Science - Geog in Earth Science at University of North Carolina - Charlotte.

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Earth Science Notes Friction between the wind & the ocean surface generates undulations of water  waves Stormy area at Sea is called a ‘generating region’ Wave Interference: waves interacting with each other and waves that align create much larger waves and produce killer waves because the clashing of the energy from both or multiple waves Wave Refraction: the bending of waves and over time with erosion, the waves try to straighten the coastline out (Coastal Straightening)  Types of Coastline:  Erosional: typically rugged, high relief (vertical elevation difference – between altitude of places), tectonically active  Depositional (east coast): gentle relief, sediments from different areas are deposited & available ­ Barrier Spits: deposits build up in areas that jut out into the ocean (don’t last very long)  ­ Bay Barrier: body of water trapped by sand deposits (lagoon) ­ Tombolo: sand bridge, enough sand accumulates between island and land Jetty: a breakwater constructed to protect or defend a harbor, stretch of coast, or riverbank            (Cred to Google for definition) ­ Groins: smaller versions of Jetty Beach: sediment (depositional material) in motion and an average picture of how big a beach is about 16 feet over tide Barrier Islands: long, narrow, depositional features; generally made of sand Coral Reefs (biological processes): simple marine animals with small bodies – related to many invertebrates ­ Largest Coral Reef is over a 1000 miles in length and 90 miles in width near Australia ­ Coral reefs need warm waters which are located near the equator and shallow water, so they form near land (sunlight)


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