Costal Landforms key terms

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Influences on Costal landforms
Rock Type - Hard/Soft & Geological structures- way rock been formed
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Headland
Band of hard rock that is eroded very slowly
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Bay
Band of soft rock eroded easily and deposition occurs so forms a beach
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Formation of Arch
Fault in rock is eroded by Hydraulic action & Abrasion and becomes a cave then two back-to-back caves break through to Form arch
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Formation of Stump
Arch roof attacked by weathering and collapses becomes a stack which is eroded into a stump
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Wave Cut Notch
erosion occurs where waves break against a cliff at the high tide line and forms a Wave Cut Notch
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Wave cut Platform
Wave cut notch undercuts the cliff and the overlying cliff collapses into the sea - over time cliff retreats to form a gent sloping rocky platform
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Headland

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Band of hard rock that is eroded very slowly

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Bay

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Formation of Arch

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Card 5

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Formation of Stump

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