This site has links to 5 Flash animations about orbital motion in shallow water, seasonal cycle of a beach, longshore drift of sand, spits and baymouth bars, and coastal straightening. These visualizations are from Chapter 14 (Waves, Beaches, and Coasts) of the animations section of the Online Learning Center for the McGraw-Hill textbook Physical Geology, 9th edition (ISBN: 0072402466) by Plummer, McGeary and Carlson.
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