coastal landforms

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    • caves
      • joints in a cliff are widened due to joint guided erosion.and eventually over time a cave is formed.
    • arches
      • a cave continues to erode until it has breached both sides of the cliff, this becomes an arch
    • stacks
      • eventualy the arches roof collapses due to erosion and weathering. this segrogates this from the rest of the coast line and it becomes a stack
    • headlands
      • different bands of rock erode at diffrerent speeds this creates a headland.
    • bays
      • a bay is formed when the softer rock type is eroded back more quickly
    • coves
      • a band of harder rock is breached giving way to softer rock which erodes quickly until another band of harder rock is met

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