Coastal weathering and erosion

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Weathering
The breakdown of rocks
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Types of weathering
Chemical , Physical and Biological
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Erosion
Wearing away of rocks along the coast
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Hydraulic action
Waves crash against rocks and compress the air in the cracks, this puts pressure on the rocks
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Abrasion
Eroded particles in the water scrape and rub against the rock, this removes small pieces
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Attrition
Waves smash aganist the rocks and pebbles into each other, they then break and become smoother
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Solution
Weak carbonic acid in seawater dissolves the rock like chalk and limestone
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Chemical , Physical and Biological

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Types of weathering

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Wearing away of rocks along the coast

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Card 4

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Waves crash against rocks and compress the air in the cracks, this puts pressure on the rocks

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Card 5

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Eroded particles in the water scrape and rub against the rock, this removes small pieces

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