Coastal Zones

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B X X U Q K A D H T L D V Q S K W G N L S
Q F N Y S O G U G G C G J P E I L O O S O
O F O B V F L O N F N B Y Q C P T F I L Y
O A I G H O B B I V X W S W H C D C T A P
J L T C H B F X R C O A D O E Y X W C S H
A V I K X T O T E N W V W U M T B N A J M
A K R A F N Y F H S A E N R I D S O C F W
N U T M Y H W U T T V C O Y C E Q I I B R
D B T F S X M K A U E U I E A S P S L O Q
Y Y A U T O W I E X R T S P L D W A U P P
B U T S Y O H N W Q E N A U W N X R A N G
D R X V R B O B X X F O R M E A T R R C G
P U O D A I R F S E R T B P A L F O D A F
S U S W T X K H H I A C A R T D I C Y F T
Y S T U L O T S C S C H M L H A G W H U V
C X L J W X C U Y J T P J K E E R Y N P J
Q O B Q E I T M B O I B Q G R H G U Q F R
S F S A H H M L M L O M E E I N H R K I J
L P G Q H B A H I S N Y H R N C V E Y O C
L F R L D N O V I B I X S S G A T I V J N
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Clues

  • A chemical change occurs in the rock causing it to weaken and wear away. (8, 10)
  • As seas become shallower the waves alter direction to reflect the shape of the coastline. (4, 10)
  • Fragments of rocks are flung against the cliff. (9)
  • Limestone and chalk can be dissolved by sea water. (8)
  • Rock fragments being carried by the sea knock against one another so they become smaller and more rounded. (9)
  • Sections of cliff that are particularly resistant to erosions so stick out. (9)
  • The 'sand papering' effect of pebbles grinding over a rocky platform. (8)
  • The disintegration or decay of rocks in their original place at ground surface. (10)
  • The power of waves forces air into holes and cracks in the rocks causing them to break apart. (9, 6)
  • Waves break against cliff erosion close to the high tide line this takes a 'bite' out of the cliff. (4, 3, 5)

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