- Created by: ellie
- Created on: 12-04-11 09:21
Abrasion (type of erosion)
When smaller rocks hit the cliff face which are being carried to sea.
Attrition ( type of erosion)
When smaller rocks hit each other in the sea and become smaller.
The movement of a wave retreating back to sea, away from the beach.
Rock being broken apart by plants and trees.
Rock being worn away by various solutions.
When areas of land are flooded by sea.
Wave which has a larger swash than backwash.
Placing sand and sediment in a certain place by a wave, erosion, transportation or humans.
Wave which has a larger backwash than swash.
Breacking down of rock and sediment.
The distance a wave travels before hitting the coastline.
Hydraulic Action ( type of erosion)
the force of the sea pushes water into the cracks of a rock, eroding the cliff face.
When large amounts of sediment and rock move, e.g slumping or rock fall.
Rocks being torn apart by physical force.
The weathering of rock and the impacts of wind and rain.
The movement of a wave onto the beach.
The weather breaking down the rock.