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The Work of Waves Video
This narrated QuickTime movie shows footage illustrating how waves and currents shape a coastline. Topics discussed include shoreline erosion and deposition, wave energy, swells, swash, bachwash, and longshore drift. This video is from Chapter 19 (The Work of Waves and Wind) of the animations section of the Instructor Companion Site for the Wiley Higher Education textbook (ISBN 0-471-23800-7) Physical Geography: Science and Systems of the Human Environment, Second Edition by Alan Strahler.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Video
  • Audio:
    • Lecture
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
Technical requirements:
QuickTime plug-in
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2000-2004 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-834
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Wiley Higher Education