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Title: Wave Motion/Refraction.
Caption: This animation contains two parts. The wave-motion part depicts waves approaching shore and forming breakers in the surf zone, and it includes details of circular motion in open water and elliptical motion near shore. The wave-refraction part shows how wave energy is concentrated on a headland, leading to erosion of the headland and deposition in adjoining coves.
Keywords: oceans, deep-water waves, orbital waves, circular orbital motion, wavelengths, wave heights, wave bases, shallow-water waves, breakers, surf zone, wave refraction, shorelines, shores, coasts, coastlines, deposition, erosion, beaches