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Depositional Landforms

Along a coastline you find features created by deposition. These include beaches,
spits and tombolos.
Beaches
Beaches are a common feature of a coastline. Beaches are made up of eroded
material that has been transported from elsewhere and deposited by the sea.
Constructive waves help to build up…

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1. Longshore drift moves material along the coastline
2. A spit forms when the material is deposited
3. Over time, the spit grows and develops a hook if wind direction changes
further out
4. Waves cannot get past a spit, which creates a sheltered area where silt is
deposited and…

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