Sediment Cells AS Geography

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  • Sediment Cells
    • Where do sediment cells come from?
      • Rivers bring sediment downstream
      • current bring material from the sea bed
      • Erosion of cliffs
    • What happens to the sediment?
      • stored as a depositional landform
      • stored as a nearshore feature e.g. banks
      • Transported and becomes an output
      • deposited in deep sea water away from the coast
    • What are the types of sediment?
      • Classic sediment - from rocks and weathering
      • Biogenic sediment - shells and skeletons of marine organisms
    • What is the main agent of transportation and deposition?
      • Tides
      • Currents
      • Winds
      • waves


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