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The movement of energy through a body of water
the highest point of a wave
The horizontal distance between 2 wave crests
The number of waves that pass a specific point in a given amount of time
the lowest point of a wave
The vertical distance from the crest of a wave to the trough
The movement of sand along a beach; caused by waves coming into shore at an angle
A ridge of sand deposited by waves as they slow down near shore
A rush of water that flows rapidly back to sea through a narrow opening
A stone or concrete wall built out from the beach to reduce erosion
A giant wave caused by an earthquake on the ocean floor
The daily rise and fall of Earth's waters on shores
A tide with the greatest difference between high and low tide that occurs when the sun and the moon are aligned in a line with Earth
A tide with the least difference between low and high tide that occurs when the sun and moon pull at right angles to each other
Most waves form when ______ blowing across the waters surface transmit their _____ to the water
winds and energy
The size of a wave depends on :
The _____ of the wind.
The length of ____ the wind blows.
The ______ over which the wind blows.
strength, time, and distance
The ____ of the wave moves toward shore, but the _____ remains where it was.
energy and water
As a wave passes, water particles move in a ______ path. They swing ______ and ____ with the energy of the wave , then back up their _______ ________.
circular, forward, down, and original path
The wind affects the water at the ______ more than ____ water.
surface and deep
Long, rolling waves with lots of space between crests have long ________. Short, choppy waves have shorter ___________.
wavelengths and wavelengths
The energy and strength of a wave depend mainly on its ________.
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