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One of the most important forces of change in the coastal system is:
The power of waves and wave action is one of the main factors that influence the formation of a coastline.
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The distance a wave has travelled is called the:
Peak
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When a wave breaks on a beach it is washed up the beach. This is called the:
Swash
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A wave rushing back down a beach towards the sea is called the:
Backwash
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A constructive wave occurs when:
A constructive wave is created when the swash is stronger than the backwash.
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Waves bring with them bits of rock and sand that grind down the cliffs. This is called:
When the sand and rock in a wave grinds down a cliff, this is called abrasion
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Waves cause rocks and pebbles on the shore to smash into each other and break down. This is called:
When rocks and pebbles are broken down due to waves causing them to smash into each other, this is called attrition.
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Deposition is likely to occur when:
waves enter an area of shallow water. waves enter a sheltered area. there is longshore drift. where there are constructive waves.
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The distance a wave has travelled is called the:

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Peak

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When a wave breaks on a beach it is washed up the beach. This is called the:

Back

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Card 4

Front

A wave rushing back down a beach towards the sea is called the:

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

A constructive wave occurs when:

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