COAST DEFINITIONS


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BEACH
An accumulation of sand and shingle deposited in the inter tidal zone
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SEDIMENT BUDGET
Net transfer of sediment between stores within the coastal zone
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SEDIMENT CELLS
Are the divisions around the UK coastline of virtually self contained areas in which sediment moves (divided by physical barriers such as headlands)
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BEACH PROFILES
Cross sectional shape of beach from high water mark to low water mark
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BEAM
A flat topped ridge at the back of a beach which makes the upper limit of the swash zone
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BEACH FACE
The steepest sloping part of a beach below the berm
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RIDGES
Sandy bars. Linear features on the foreshore that run parallel to the shoreline. Form as the tide migrates across the swash zone
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BREAKPOINT BAR
A sand bar parallel to the coast which is located approximately where the waves begin to break
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RUNNELS
Depressions between ridges. Linear features on the foreshore that run parallel to the shoreline. Form as the tide migrates across the swash zone
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Net transfer of sediment between stores within the coastal zone

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SEDIMENT BUDGET

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Are the divisions around the UK coastline of virtually self contained areas in which sediment moves (divided by physical barriers such as headlands)

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Card 4

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Cross sectional shape of beach from high water mark to low water mark

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Card 5

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A flat topped ridge at the back of a beach which makes the upper limit of the swash zone

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