Geography Unit 2 Coasts

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Weathering
Ways that rocks are broken down in situ.
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Hydraulic Action
The compression of air in cracks puts pressure on the rock and causes pieces of the rock to break off.
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Corrasion/Abrasion
Sand and pebbles carried in waves are thrown against the cliff face.
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Corrosion/Solution
Chemicals in sea water dissolve certain rock types such as chalk.
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Attrition
The breaking up of rocks and pebbles in the waves. The movement of waves means that rocks are continually knocked against each other, removing any sharp edges, to produce smooth pebbles and eventually sand.
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Transportation
The movement of sand and pebbles by the sea.
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Deposition
The putting down of sand and pebbles by the sea.
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Mass Movement
Material moves down a slope, pulled down by gravity.
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Fetch
The distance that the wind travels over open water.
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Geology
The rock type and structure of an area.
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Coastal Recession
Where the coastline is eroded so that it moves back.
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Prediction
A forcast of what might happen.
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Prevention
Trying to stop something from happening.
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Building Design
The style of a building which helps prevent flooding.
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Coastal Flooding
The inundation by the sea of areas near to the coast.
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Hard Engineering
Techniques that involve major construction work and are usually visually intrusive.
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Soft Engineering
Techniques that work with the natural processes at work on the coastline and do not involve major construction work.
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The compression of air in cracks puts pressure on the rock and causes pieces of the rock to break off.

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Hydraulic Action

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Sand and pebbles carried in waves are thrown against the cliff face.

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Card 4

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Chemicals in sea water dissolve certain rock types such as chalk.

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Card 5

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The breaking up of rocks and pebbles in the waves. The movement of waves means that rocks are continually knocked against each other, removing any sharp edges, to produce smooth pebbles and eventually sand.

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