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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construction waves
They are formed by far away storms. They have a strong swash but a weak backwash . The wave height is small
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destruction waves
They are formed by local storms. Have a strong backwash but a weak swash and the waves are very high
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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

Card 3

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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

Back

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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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