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Wind Duration


 how long the wind blows
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GLOSSARY


LinksSuggested ReadingsGlossaryOceanography Defined Glossary Albedo: the ability of a planet to reflect light; whiteness
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ANGLE OF INCIDENCE


 the angle between a wave front (usually an electromagnetic wave) or a wave ray and the plane of an interface that it meets; the angle of approach; important in refraction
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Angle of Incidence


 the angle between a wave front (usually an electromagnetic wave) or a wave ray and the plane of an interface that it meets; the angle of approach; important in refraction
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Atoll


 a ring shaped coral reef that grows upward from a submerged volcanic peak and encloses a lagoon; may support low-lying islands composed of coral debris
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Atoll


 a ring shaped coral reef that grows upward from a submerged volcanic peak and encloses a lagoon; may support low-lying islands composed of coral debris
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barrier reef


 a coral reef that parallels the shore but is separated from the landmass by open water
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Barrier Reef


 a coral reef that parallels the shore but is separated from the landmass by open water
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Beacon


 a radio transmitter that emits a signal as a warning or guide
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Beacon


 a radio transmitter that emits a signal as a warning or guide
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