Processes of Coastal erosion.

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  • Created on: 25-04-10 13:10

1. Attrition:

  • "Rock on rock"
  • Particles carried by the waves crash against each other and are broken up into smaller particles.

2. Corrasion (also known as abrasion):

  • "Rock on cliff"
  • Particles carried by the waves crash against the cliffs, eroding the cliffs.

3. Corrosion:

  • "Rusting / dissolving"
  • Salt in the seawater slowly dissolves the cliffs.
  • The material produced is carried away by the process of solution.

4. Hydraulic Action:

  • "Pressuring"
  • The water traps air in

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