Coasts - Glossary - 5/5

The movement of a wave up the beach at the angle of the wind.
Swash
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a long series of ocean waves, generally produced by wind, and lasting after the wind has ceased
Swell
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beach erosion occurring just after the last of a series of groynes
Terminal Groyne syndrome
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an accumulation of sand and shingle which joins an island to the mainland.
Tombolo
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the physical features of an area of land, especially the position of its rivers and mountains
Topography
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geological period 195-235 million years ago
Triassic
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a series of very large waves generated by a disturbance on the sea bed (eg earthquake, volcanoes, landslides, meteorite) and they can threaten life on the land.
Tsunami
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the break down of rocks at or near the earth’s surface where they are situated (in situ) by the weather, plants and animals.
Weathering
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a long series of ocean waves, generally produced by wind, and lasting after the wind has ceased

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Swell

Card 3

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beach erosion occurring just after the last of a series of groynes

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Card 4

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an accumulation of sand and shingle which joins an island to the mainland.

Back

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Card 5

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the physical features of an area of land, especially the position of its rivers and mountains

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