Coasts

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solution
minerals are dissolved in sea water and corroded in solution
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suspension
small particles are carried in water. Currents pick up large amounts of sediment in suspension during a storm
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saltation
load is bounced along the sea bed. Currents cannot keep the larger and heavier sediment afloat for long periods of time
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traction
pebbles and larger sediment are rolled along the sea bed
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hydraulic action
waves force water into the cracks of a cliff
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solution
Water dissolves soluble materials from the rock - it mainly occurs on cliffs with limestone and chalk
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abrasion
rough seas fling pebbles against the rocks, the pebbles act like sandpaper
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attrition
Waves knock chunks off rocks and leave them as pebbles
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constructive waves
They are formed by storms which are far away. They have a strong swash and a weak backwash. They build up the beach
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destructive waves
they are formed by local storms. they have a strong backwash and a weak swash. they destruct the beach
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small particles are carried in water. Currents pick up large amounts of sediment in suspension during a storm

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suspension

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load is bounced along the sea bed. Currents cannot keep the larger and heavier sediment afloat for long periods of time

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Card 4

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pebbles and larger sediment are rolled along the sea bed

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Card 5

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waves force water into the cracks of a cliff

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