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3 main processes acting on a shoreline
waves, tides, currents
energy traveling in orbitals coming onto land
waves
3 types of tides measured by where they are to the median water level
supratidal, intratidal, subtidal
3 types of tides characterized by tidal range
mesotidal, macrotidal, microtidal
tide below the median water level
subtidal
tide at the median water level
intratidal
tide above the median water level
supratidal
tide range from 0-2m
microtidal
tide range from 2-4m
mesotidal
tide range above 4m
macrotidal
current formed from the obliqu angle of the wind to the shore
longshore current
current where there is a build up of water close to the shore that has to be release
rip current
3 levels of beaches
back-shore, fore-shore, shore-face
part of the beach above hte high water mark, characterized by large scale trough cross bedding
back-shore
swash zone where waves break
fore-shore
subtudal portion of the beach
shore-face
lowrelief island separated from the beach by a lagoon
barrier island
a break in a barrier island letting water exchange between the lagoon and the ocean
tidal inlet
mound of sediment found on either side of a tidal inlet
tidal delta