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Population
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Economics
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Dynamics
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Littoral zone
The coastal environment and exists where the tide-driven, wave-driven sea confronts the land.
Offshore
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Nearshore
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Surf zone
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Swash zone
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Forshore
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Backshore
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Tides
Are complex daily oscillations in sea level, ranging worldwide from barely nocticeable to many meters.
Causes tides
Tides are produced by the gravitational pull of both the sun and the moon.
Tidal range tides
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Flood Tides
Rising tides
Ebb Tides
Falling tides
Spring Tides
Exhibit the greatest tidal range, when the moon and sun are either in conjunction or opposition.
Neap Tides
Produce a Lesser tidal range.
Waves
Friction between moving air(wind) and the ocean surface generates undulations of water.
Wave hight
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Wave lenght
Measurement of a wave, between the crests of successive wave.
Wave peoiod
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Wave crest
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Wave trough
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Wave generaction
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Fetch
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Wind speed
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Duration
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Orbital motion
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Shoaling transformation
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Tsunami
Is a seismic sea wave triggered by an undersea landslide or earthequake.
Erosional features
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Wave-cut platforms
Features were action that cuts a horizontal bench in the tidal zone, extending from a sea clif out into the sea.
Terraces
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Arches
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Stacks
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Depositional features
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Beaches
Land along the shore where sediment is in motion, desposited by waves and currents.
Storm-fairweather cycle
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Spits
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tombolos
where sediment deposite connect the shoreline with an offshore island or sea stack.
Barrier islands
Generaly,a broadened barrier beache
Biological features
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Coral reef
Cylindrical marine animal with a saclike body that secretes calcium carbonate to from a hard external skeleton.
distribution and controls
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Fringing
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Barrier
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Atoll
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Erosion problems
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Sea level rise
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Hand proctection
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Groins
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Breakwaters
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Jetties
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Soaft protection
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Beach nourishment
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