Headland and bay: core questions

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Headlands and bays core questions.

Headlands and bays are formed by coastal erosion. When bands of hard and soft rock occur at right angles to the sea. The soft rock is easily worn away and forms bays, often with a sandy beach. The hard rock is more resistant and it remains jutting out into the sea as a headland.

Saltation is we're small particles like pebbles bounce along the seabed


when waves approach the coast 'head on' , material is moved along the beach. FALSE

The swash carries material up the beach. TRUE

Waves approach the coach from the same direction as prevailing winds. TRUE

Backwash is influenced by gravity and runs straight back out to sea. TRUE

Wave cut platforms Are formed due to longshore drift. TRUE

Saltation, traction, solution, suspension.

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