coastal zones

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abrasion
6–9 per minute, small waves with a stronger swash
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attrition
breakdown of rock in the place where it lies by chemical
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chemical weathering
large boulders are rolled along the sea floor by the waves
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constructive wave (deposition)
dissolved limestone rocks are carried away in the water
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destructive wave (erosion)
large amounts of rock and soil move smoothly downslope
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hydraulic power
breakdown of rock without any change in its chemical
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longshore drift
sand grains are carried along in the water
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mechanical weathering
coastline eroded by waves bashing pebbles against cliffs
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saltation
particles carried in the waves are reduced in size as they
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sliding (mass movement)
12–15 per minute, large waves with a strong backwash
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slumping (mass movement)
chemical action on rocks by sea water dissolves rocks like
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solution (erosion)
small boulders are bounced along the sea floor by the
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solution (transport)
movement of waves along the coast transporting sediment
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suspension
coastline eroded by the force of water hitting the coast
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traction
soil and vegetation move downslope in blocks, leaving
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attrition

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breakdown of rock in the place where it lies by chemical

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chemical weathering

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Card 4

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constructive wave (deposition)

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destructive wave (erosion)

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