Coastal Environments Key Words

Key Words for the AQA Topic Coastal Environments

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Marine Processes: Operating on the coastline connected with the sea, waves, tides and longshore drift etc.

Sub-aerial Processes: Processes operating on the land but affecting the shape of the coastline, such as weathering, mass movement and runoff. 

Eustatic Change- Sea level changes because of an alteration in the volume of water. Always a global effect.

Isostatic Change- Change in the height of land. If the height of the land decreases and sea level rises. Local sea level change. 

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