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1

What is the climate in the UK

Cool wet winters, warm, wet summers; mild

2

What are the 5 reasons climate varies in the UK

1/ Latitude
2/ Winds
3/ Distance from the sea
4/ Pressure
5/ Altitude

3

Explain how latitude affects the climate

1/ Southern parts of the UK are warmer as their lower altitudes
2/ Heat energy is spread over more of the earths surface and therefore northern parts recieve less energy

4

Explain how winds affects the climate

1/ Uks prevailing winds are from the south-west bring warm, moist air which makes the UK warm and wet
2/ The west of the UK gets more of the warmth and rain than east

5

What is meant by fetch

Distance of open water over which the wind can blow

6

What is meant by Beach

Deposit of sand

7

What is meant by Crest

Top of a wave

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What is meant by Swash

forward movement of wave up a beach

9

What is meant by Backwash

backward movement of water down a beach

10

What is meant by Constructive wave

Powerful wave with a strong swash

11

What is meant by Destructive wave

Wave formed by a storm that crashes down onto a beach with a power backwash

12

What is meant by solution

Dissolved chemicals often derived from limestone or chalk floats in the water

13

What is meant by Suspension

Particles carried within the water

14

What is meant by traction

Large pebbles rolled along sea bed

15

What is meant by saltation

A hopping or bouncing motion of particles to heavy to be suspended

16

LSD?

Long shore drift

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What dictates the direction of the backwash

Perpendicularity to the beach

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What dictates the direction of the swash

Wave/wind direction