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Geograph AS-Level (Assignment 2) Flashcards on Untitled_1, created by dreamin1430 on 09/26/2013.

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Define: Swash Body of water pushing up a beach after a wave has broken.
Define: Backwash The movement of water back down a beach after a wave has reached its highest point.
Define: Ocean Current The flow of a large body of water in an ocean.
Define: Prevailing Wind The most frequently occurring wind direction in an area.
Define: Storm Surge High onshore winds and tides combine to give unusually high sea levels.
Define: Solar radiation Radiation emitted from the sun.
Define: Conduction Transfer of heat loss or gain through direct contact.
Define: Convection Transfer of heat through convective (Circuit like) movement of air.
Define: Terrestrial radiation Radiation emitted from the earth.
Define: Trade winds Surface prevailing winds which blow from subtropical high pressure cells towards the Equator
Define: Advection fog Fog created when warm moist air comes into contact with a cold surface.
Define: Inversion layer Air layer where temperature rises rather than falls with height.
Define: Inter-tropical convergence zone an area of rising air, low pressure, converging surface Trade Winds and high temperatures coincident with the Equator.
Define: Coriolis force Deflection of global winds by the rotation of the earth.
Define: Polar Front Boundary abnout 50-60 Degrees N&S of the equator where cool air from the poles meets warm air from the subtropical high pressure cells producing rain.
Define: Alveoles Small hollows, 5-50cm in size, occurring in clusters or honeycombs with thin partitions strengthened by case hardening.
Define: Tafoni Hollows a few meters across with arch-shaped entrances, often developed along lines of weaknesses such as joints and bedding planes.
Define: Case hardening A hard layer of salt-encrusted rock formed where salts have been drawn to the surface by capillary action.
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