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Destructive waves
Destructive waves : they have a high frequency (10-14 per minute), they are high and steep and the backwash is more powerful than the swash and material is removed from the coast.
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Wave cut platform
Most erosion at foot of ciff caused by wves, forms a wave cut notch, notch becomes unstable and collapses and a wave cut platform is the platform left behind as the cliff retreats.
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Bay
Bays are easier to erode and is less resistant. bays have a gentle slop. An example is Clay.
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Headlands
Headlands are harder to erode and are more resistamt. Headlands have steep sides and an example of this is Chalk.
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Transportation
waves follow the direction of pervailing wind, they hit the coast at oblique angles(not a right angle), the swash carries material up the beach(the same direction of waves) and the backwash carries material down the beach.
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Most erosion at foot of ciff caused by wves, forms a wave cut notch, notch becomes unstable and collapses and a wave cut platform is the platform left behind as the cliff retreats.

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Wave cut platform

Card 3

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Bays are easier to erode and is less resistant. bays have a gentle slop. An example is Clay.

Back

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Card 4

Front

Headlands are harder to erode and are more resistamt. Headlands have steep sides and an example of this is Chalk.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

waves follow the direction of pervailing wind, they hit the coast at oblique angles(not a right angle), the swash carries material up the beach(the same direction of waves) and the backwash carries material down the beach.

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