block of ice which advances over land and water. Increasing in size
the height of a wave's crest
where one can find semidiurnal tides in the US
A low, elongated ridge of sand that parellels the coast.
Process in which large quantities of sand are added to the beach system to offset losses caused by wave erosion.
Human made wall built in the water parallel to shore to block incoming waves.
when a material is stressed passed the yield point and responds by rupturing or breaking
The coast's seaward edge; the landward limit of the effect of the highest storm waves on th shore.
A strip of land that extends inland from the coastline as far as ocean-related features can be found.
A feature found in caves that is formed when a stalactite and stalagmite join.
the process of changing from a gaseous to a liquid or solid state
(also known as artesian or pressure aquifers) exist where the groundwater is bounded between layers of impermeable substances like clay or dense rock. When tapped by a well, water in confined aquifers is forced up, sometimes above the soil surface. This is how a flowing artesian well is formed.
One of the two types of dry climate; the drier of the dry climates
a coast where land that was formerly below sea level has been exposed either because of crustal uplift or a drop in sea level or both
Low pressure Zone at Equator; Abundant Precipitation/Tropical Climates
the process by which water changes from liquid form to an atmospheric gas
Any break of rupture in rock along which no appreciable movement has taken place
Natural steam used for power generation
Balance between input (freezing) and output (melting) in a glacier.
Scratches and grooves on bedrock caused by glacial abrasion
water in the solid state within a glacier: forms as snow partially melts and refreezes and compacts so that it is transforms first to firn and then to glacial ice
A short wall built at a right angle to the seashore to trap moving sand
large masses of ice detached from glaciers and floating in the sea. About 90 percent of an iceberg's mass is below the surface of the water
A discontinuous pattern of intermittent streams that do not flow to the ocean
movement of sediment along the shoreline due to waves and currents
Streams that lose water to the groundwater system by outflow through the streambed.
Solid to Liquid
The lowest tidal range, occurring near the times of the first and third quarters of the Moon.
where one can find mixed tides in the US
the falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist)
refers to the original porosity of the rock that resulted from the sediment deposition and rocks formation. this can be reduced due to lithification
A dry area on the lee side of a mountain range. Many middle-lattitude deserts are of this type.
hills of sand shaped by the wind
A barrier constructed to prevent waves from reaching the area behind the wall. Its purpose is to defend property from the force of breaking waves.
Secondary - forms after the material does; A.) fracture - in any rock but only type of porosity in igneous intrusive rocks and metamorphic rocks; B.) solution - much like the carbonation of limestone's (decomposes it)
Seaward of the coast, this zone extends from the highest level of wave action during storms to the lowest tide level.
The line that marks the contact between land and sea. It migrates up and down as the tide rises and falls.