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  • Created on: 18-08-16 17:30
Wave cut notch
A small over hang at the base of the cliff formed where wave action is greatest
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Wave cut platform
A flat area of rock at the bottom of cliffs seen at low tide
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Transportation
The movement of sediment by rivers, glaciers or waves
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Prevailing wind
Direction in which the wind blows most frequently
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Beaches
Sloping area of sand or pebbles between the low and high water marks
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Profile
A cross section of the landscape, e.g a river valley or beach
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Storm beach
A beach affected by large destructive waves oft with an angle over 45°
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Berm
A ridge of sediment found towards the back of a beach
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Spit
A ridge of sand or shingle deposited by the sea. It is attached to the land at one end but ends in a bay or river mouth
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Salt marsh
An area of mud flats formed by deposited of sediment in the low wave energy area behind a spit
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Bar
A ridge of sand or shingle across the entrance of a bay or river mouth
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Lagoon
A fresh water lake formed when a bay is cut off from the sea by a beach bar
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Card 2

Front

Wave cut platform

Back

A flat area of rock at the bottom of cliffs seen at low tide

Card 3

Front

Transportation

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

Prevailing wind

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

Beaches

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
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