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  • Created on: 13-05-15 14:14
Attrition
When waves smash and break up into each other and get smoother.
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Hydraulic Action
Air gets trapped in joints and cracks of a cliff face and when a wave breaks, the air is compressed and the coast gets weaker.
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Abrasion/Corrasion
When waves pick up beach material and hurl them at the base of the cliff.
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Corrosion
Acids contained in sea water will dissolve some types of rock such as chalk or limestone.
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Longshore drift
The process by which beach material is transported along the coast by the action of waves.
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Coastal erosion
The wearing away of land and the removal of beach or dune sediments by wave action, tidal currents, wave currents, drainage or high winds.
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Card 2

Front

Air gets trapped in joints and cracks of a cliff face and when a wave breaks, the air is compressed and the coast gets weaker.

Back

Hydraulic Action

Card 3

Front

When waves pick up beach material and hurl them at the base of the cliff.

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

Acids contained in sea water will dissolve some types of rock such as chalk or limestone.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

The process by which beach material is transported along the coast by the action of waves.

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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