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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
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FIGURE 17.9 Rip currents move water seaward from a beach. Here, the current can be seen moving offshore (toward upper left), opposite to the wave direction.

Why are these currents a hazard to swimmers?

To determine

The reason that the rip currents are a hazard to swimmers.

Explanation

Rip currents are comparatively narrow zones of a strong flow of water, which flows seaward and they occur along some coastal areas. Rip currents are broken wave water in the nearshore zone, which is flowing back to the deeper water.

Rip currents are dangerous too. The swimmers those caught by riptides will be being pulled into deeper water...

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