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What is a coastline?
A narrow area of land influenced by marine or sea processes. It is the zone between high and low tides plus a narrow band of land sometimes affected by hurricanes, tidal waves and storm surges
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What is erosion?
Erosion involves the wearing away of rock and soil found along the river bed and banks. Erosion also involves the breaking down of the rock particles being carried downstream by the river.
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What is Hydraulic action?
the force of the river against the banks can cause air to be trapped in cracks and crevices. The pressure weakens the banks and gradually wears it away.
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What is abrasion?
rocks carried along by the river wear down the river bed and banks.
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What is attrition?
rocks carried along by the river wear down the river bed and banks.
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What is solution?
soluble particles are dissolved into the river.
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What is transportation?
When material is carried along the coastline by swash and backwash
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What is longshore drift?
the movement of material along a coast by waves which approach at an angle to the shore but recede directly away from it.
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What is deposition?
When eroded material is deposited at beaches
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What is the coastal process?
Erosion. transportation, deposition
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What is erosion?
The coast is worn away by waves,rain,people etc
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What is transport?
Eroded material is moved by waves
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What is a wave?
Movement of energy through water
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What is a destructive wave?
Destructive waves are high energy waves that’s erode a coast . They are common along steep sloping coasts where they are break with a great force over a short distance. The backwash of the waves is more powerful than the swash. More materials are
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What is erosion?

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Erosion involves the wearing away of rock and soil found along the river bed and banks. Erosion also involves the breaking down of the rock particles being carried downstream by the river.

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