Coastal Processes

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Swash
When a wave breaks and the water rushes up the beach
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Backwash
When the water then runs back down the beach
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Abrasion
Where waves bring bits of rock and sand with them and grind down the cliffs like sandpaper
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Attrition
Where waves cause rocks and pebble onshore to smash together getiing smaller and smoother
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Solution
Acids contained in the sea slowly dissolving rocks such as chalk or limestone
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Hydraulic Action
The force of waves crashing on the shore
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Card 2

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When the water then runs back down the beach

Back

Backwash

Card 3

Front

Where waves bring bits of rock and sand with them and grind down the cliffs like sandpaper

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

Where waves cause rocks and pebble onshore to smash together getiing smaller and smoother

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Acids contained in the sea slowly dissolving rocks such as chalk or limestone

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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