Coastal Change & Conflict

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  • Created on: 17-02-16 18:31
Hydraulic Action
Force of water hitting the cliffs causing crevices
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Abrasion
Waves hurling stones at cliff, wearing it away
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Attrition
Material's sharp edges get knocked off as it collides with other materials
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Stack
A detached column of rock located just off-shore
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Stump
A stack that has collapsed, leaving a small area of rock above sea-level
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Headland
A part of coastline that protrudes into the sea
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Bays
When erosion creates an indent in the coastline, often located between two headlands
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Discordant Coast
Created when alternating hard and soft rocks occur at right angles to the coast, and are eroded at different rates
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Card 2

Front

Waves hurling stones at cliff, wearing it away

Back

Abrasion

Card 3

Front

Material's sharp edges get knocked off as it collides with other materials

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

A detached column of rock located just off-shore

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

A stack that has collapsed, leaving a small area of rock above sea-level

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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