Coasts

This is about all the coast, over all ;

  • Created by: Palmy
  • Created on: 20-10-11 18:34
What are the characteristics of destructive waves?
They destroy beaches; the waves are usually very high and frequent.
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What does HACC stand for?
Hydraulic action, attrition, corrosion, corrasion
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The roof of the arch collapses leaving a column of rock called a..
Stack
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Longshore drift is.....
The zigzag movement of sand and pebbles along the coast
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Some cliffs are being eroded quickly because..
They are made of soft rock like clay that is easy to wash away
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Constructive waves....
Build up beaches
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What landform is created by coastal deposition?
Spit
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What are the four types of transportation?
Solution, suspension, saltation, traction
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What is a groyne used for along a coastline?
Coastal management
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What happens in a storm along a coastline?
More coastal erosion occurs because of the massive destructive waves
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One reason to why the Holderness coastline is rapidly eroding is...
The cliff are made of soft boulder clay
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What two types of hard engineering are being used at Mappleton?
Rock groynes and sea wall
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The methods of hard engineering used at Mappleton have...
Protected the settlement of Mappleton and decreased the risk of erosion
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What is a headland?
A piece of land sticking out into the sea
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Name an example of landforms of erosion
Old Harry Rock, Dorset
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How do spits form?
Eroded materials are transported along the coast, and then deposited at a bend of a coastline. The deposited materials then accumulate away from the coast into the open sea until a long ridge of sand or shingle is built up
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How are wave-cut platforms formed?
As a cliff retreats inland an area of flat rock is exposed at low tide, the rock above the platform has been eroded by waves
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What is erosion?
The wearing away of land
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What does HACC stand for?

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Hydraulic action, attrition, corrosion, corrasion

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The roof of the arch collapses leaving a column of rock called a..

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Card 4

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Longshore drift is.....

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Card 5

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Some cliffs are being eroded quickly because..

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Comments

Saskia

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Very good and very useful! exactly what we are studying!

Rebecca

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one of the few quizzes that made me think :) very useful.

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