Coastal Zones

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

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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