Coasts

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  • Coasts
    • Weathering and erosion
      • Mechanical weathering
        • Freeze-thaw weathering
      • Waves
        • Destructive
          • Backwash>swash
          • High and steep
          • High frequency
          • Erosional processes
            • Attrition
            • Abrasion
            • Solution
            • Hydraulic power
      • Chemical weathering
        • Carbonation weathering
    • Transportation and deposition
      • Movement of material
        • Traction
        • Suspention
        • Saltation
        • Solutuion
      • Longshore drift
        • Prevailing wind
        • Swash
        • Backwash
    • Landforms caused by deposition
      • Beaches
        • Constructive waves
      • Spits
        • LSD
        • Salt Marshes
        • Keyhaven
      • Bars
        • Joins 2 headlands
        • Lagoon
    • Landforms on maps
      • Stacks
        • Little blobs in sea
      • Cliffs
        • Little black lines
      • Wave-cut platforms
        • Bumpy edges
      • Beaches
        • Sand
          • Pale yellow
        • Shingle
          • White or yellow with speckles
    • Rising sea level, coastal flooding and erosion
      • Sea level
        • Global warming
          • Melting ice
          • Heating oceans
            • Thermal expansion
        • 2mm per year
      • Flooding and erosion
        • Impacts
          • Economic
            • Loss of tourism
            • Damage repair
            • Loss of agricultural land
          • Social
            • Deaths
            • Water supplies
            • Loss of housing
            • Loss of jobs
          • Environmental
            • Ecosystems affected
            • Loss of habitats
    • Coastal management
      • Hard engineering
        • Sea wall
        • Rock armour
        • Groynes
        • Breakwaters
      • Soft engineering
        • Beach nourishment
        • Dune regeneration
        • Marsh creation
        • Managed retreat
    • Landforms caused by erosion
      • Cliff retreat
      • Headlands and bays
      • Caves, arches, stacks and stumps
      • Coves

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