Beach Dynamics and Sand Dune Functions Quiz

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What is the function of sand dunes in the beach system?

To limit the height and destructive power of waves

During the 50s and early 60s, why were houses along Maine Beach moved?

Due to erosion

What event in 1967 caused panic and waves to break over people's heads?

Cyclone

How far does the beach extend out from what we see above low tide?

Hundreds of meters

What did John Kindler and Colin O'Connor write about in their report?

Gathering data on the beach system

Which of the following is true about the sand dunes in the beach system?

Sand dunes limit the height and destructive power of waves

What is the significance of the houses along Maine Beach being moved during the 50s and early 60s?

It was due to the new erosion scarp

What was the purpose of John Kindler and Colin O'Connor's report?

To study the dynamics of the beach system

What impact did the 1967 cyclone have on the beach?

It caused panic and waves to break over people's heads

How far does the beach extend out from what we see above low tide?

Hundreds of meters

During the 50s and early 60s, the houses along Maine Beach were moved about 30 meters ______ because where they'd been built became the new erosion scarp.

landward

The 1967 cyclone was very frightening. It was pretty much panic stations and if we'd been sitting here in June 67, the waves were breaking over our ______.

head

The sand dunes have a vital function in how the dynamics of the beach system works. They're where the sand gets ______ in good times.

deposited

The sand dunes have a vital function in how the dynamics of the beach system works. When the really bad times come, that sand is taken ______ which then limits the height and the destructive power of waves.

offshore

John Kindler and Colin O'Connor wrote quite a good small report and suggested that they should start gathering some ______.

data

During the 50s and early 60s, the houses along Maine Beach were moved about 30 meters ______ because where they'd been built became the new erosion scarp.

landward

The sand dunes have a vital function in how the dynamics of the beach system works. When the really bad times come, that sand is taken ______ which then limits the height and the destructive power of waves.

offshore

What was the purpose of John Kindler and Colin O'Connor's report?

gathering some data

What impact did the 1967 cyclone have on the beach?

panic stations and waves breaking over people's heads

John Kindler and Colin O'Connor wrote quite a good small report and suggested that they should start gathering some ______.

data

Test your knowledge about beach dynamics and sand dune functions in this quiz. Learn about how the beach extends beyond low tide, the movement of sand, and the role of sand dunes in protecting against destructive waves.

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