Coastal Systems Vocab

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Coast
a narrow strip where the sea and land overlap
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Prevailing winds
the dominant wind in an area
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Crest
the top of a wave
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Swash
movement of waves up a beach
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Backwash
movement of waves down a beach
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Subaerial processes
processes that attack the face and top of a cliff
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Marine erosion
the wearing away of rocks by the action of the sea
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Weathering
the breaking down of rock by the action of weather, plants or chemical action
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the dominant wind in an area

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Prevailing winds

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the top of a wave

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movement of waves up a beach

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movement of waves down a beach

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