Factors influencing Coasts Mind Map

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  • Sea factors
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Relief Wave energy and direction
Shape of Land Water depth
Presence or lack of beach Size and type of waves
Structure of the coastal geology Tidal Changes
River sediments Coastal ecosystems
Sub Aerial Processes FACTORS INFLUENCING Local currents and longshore drift
Resistance of the rocks COASTS Offshore Sediments
Coastal ecosystems Long term changes in sea level
Wind strength and direction Use of land for development
Rainfall and temperature Intervention in natural systems
Storms and surges Exploitation of resources
AS Geography ­ Coasts Revision Chris Cartwright

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