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By: Nate, Johnny, Chris, Taylor, Ben. Shoreline Erosion and Deposition. Wave Energy. Wind makes ripples which make waves. The bigger the wave the more dramatic a shore erodes. When a wave hits a rock several times in a row, it keeps breaking down until it is sand.

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wave energy
Wave Energy
  • Wind makes ripples which make waves.
  • The bigger the wave the more dramatic a shore erodes.
  • When a wave hits a rock several times in a row, it keeps breaking down until it is sand.
  • When a wave breaks, the bottom of the wave drags, and erodes the bottom of the ocean.
wave erosion
Wave Erosion
  • Waves in the ocean and other large bodies of water produce coastal erosions.
  • Large storm waves can produce 2000 pounds of pressure per square ft.
  • The pure energy of waves along with the chemicals content of the water is what erodes the coastline.
wave deposits
Wave Deposits
  • Waves carry materials like sand, rock fragments, dead coral, and shells.
  • Some of these materials wash up on shore where it forms a beach.
questions
Questions
  • Name 2 materials that are in waves.
  • What makes waves?
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Sand particles

  • Shells
  • Wind makes ripples which makes waves.
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