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what is Abrasion?
Bits of rock and sand that grind down the cliff's surface
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what is Corrasion?
chemicals and salts in the water that can dissolve some types of rock such as; chalk
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what is hydraulic action?
when a wave breaks, the trapped air is compressed which weakens the cliff and causes erosion
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What is attrition?
waves that smash rocks and pebbles on the shore into each other, and the break and become smoother
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what is chemical weathering?
The breakdown of rocks when they react with water and any chemical water
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what is a constructive wave?
when there is strong swash and a weak backwash
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what is a destructive wave?
when there is a weak swash and a strong backwash
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Card 2

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chemicals and salts in the water that can dissolve some types of rock such as; chalk

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what is Corrasion?

Card 3

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when a wave breaks, the trapped air is compressed which weakens the cliff and causes erosion

Back

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Card 4

Front

waves that smash rocks and pebbles on the shore into each other, and the break and become smoother

Back

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Card 5

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The breakdown of rocks when they react with water and any chemical water

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