GCSE AQA Geography A: Coastal zone

Key words for the topic of 'The Coastal Zone' for AQA GCSE Geography A. 

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Abrasion
Erosion caused by material in the sea hitting the coast
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Attrition
Where material in the sea bangs and hits other material and erodes into smaller rocks.
2 of 17
Hydraulic Action
The force of the waves eroding the coasts
3 of 17
Solution
The sea erodes by dissolving alkaline cliffs or Dissolved material transported by the sea
4 of 17
Traction
Larger pebbles and rocks rolled along the sea bed
5 of 17
Saltation
Smaller pebbles bounced along the sea bed
6 of 17
Suspension
Silt and fine sand material transported in the sea
7 of 17
Weathering
The wearing down of rocks
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Mass Movement
The movement of material downslope
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Longshore Drift
The movement of material down the beach
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Swash
The movement of a wave up the beach
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Backwash
The movement of a wave back down the beach
12 of 17
Constructive Wave
A wave where the swash is stronger than the backwash
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Destructive wave
A wave where the backwash is stronger the swash
14 of 17
Fetch
The distance the wave has travelled
15 of 17
Hard engineering
Coastal management schemes that try to control natural processes
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Soft engineering
Coastal management schemes that try to work with natural processes
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Card 2

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Where material in the sea bangs and hits other material and erodes into smaller rocks.

Back

Attrition

Card 3

Front

The force of the waves eroding the coasts

Back

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Card 4

Front

The sea erodes by dissolving alkaline cliffs or Dissolved material transported by the sea

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Larger pebbles and rocks rolled along the sea bed

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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