Coastal Zones

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swash
forward movement of water as a wave breaks
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backwash
backwards movement of water down the beach after a wave has broken
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coast
the boundary where the land meets the sea
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waves
long body of sea water which breaks forward as it reaches the coastline
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erosion
wearing away of the earth's surface by rivers, glaciers, waves and wind
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deposition
laying down of sediments which accumulate and build landforms
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constructive wave
gentle wave with a strong swash and a weak backwash which deposits material
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destructive wave
high waves with a strong backwash which breaks frequently, causing erosion
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fetch
the length (distance) of water over which the wind has blown, which affects the size and strength of waves
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system
inputs, process and outputs
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Card 2

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backwards movement of water down the beach after a wave has broken

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backwash

Card 3

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the boundary where the land meets the sea

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Card 4

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long body of sea water which breaks forward as it reaches the coastline

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Card 5

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wearing away of the earth's surface by rivers, glaciers, waves and wind

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