Factors affecting erosion

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  • Created on: 29-05-18 16:43
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  • Factors that affect erosion
    • Wave steepness - The steeper the wave, the greater the wave energy
    • Wave breaking point - If the wave breaks at the base of a cliff, more energy is concentrated on the cliff
    • Fetch - How large it is
    • Sea depth - Shallower seabed creates higher waves
    • Coastal configuration - Headlands attract more erosive forces
    • Beach presence - A beach helps absorb wave energy and provides protection
    • Human activity -Removal of shingle or presence of coastal defences


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