The coastal Zone revision Questions

Quick Questions covering most of Coastal revision excluding the case studies :)

this may not all be correct don't completely trust me i may have missed bits out as this is just MY OWN revision.

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Coastal Revision Questions
1. Draw and Explain these processes
Long shore drift
Traction
Suspension
Saltation
Sliding
Slumping
Con/desstructive waves
2. Draw and Explain the formation of these landfroms and the processes that create them:
Spit
Bar
Bay
Tombolo
Wave cut platform
Cliff
Cave
Arch
Stack
Stump
Beach
Headland
3. Why are coastlines increasingly threatened?
4. Name an area at risk of flooding. Explain geologically why it is at risk and state some of theeffects of
flooding.
REMEMBER
SOCIAL ECONOMICAL ENVIRONMENTAL
5. Name an area that is at risk of erosion and state why it is?
6. What are the three different types of engineering and how do they differ?
i) Using TWO of these types of engineering state an example within each one.
ii) Now state two MORE of these engineering,write a detailed explanation on how they work in your
answer include:
How do they protect the coast/cliff
Their basic information eg: costs, durability ect..
Their benefits and negatives: use `
iii) SEE'USING YOUR ANSWER FROM (6C) Explain why people may choose to use different types of
engineering?
1) How would you determine a working groyne from a broken groyne. Use a diagram to show the difference
where the direction of prevailing wind is from North East.
WORKING N E BROKEN N E
GROYNE GROYNE

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Coastal Revision Questions
9) What is a salt marsh?
i. What does halophytic mean?
ii.Why is it important that plants are halophytic in Salt Marshes.
iii.How do salt marshes eventually become new land (plants)?
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