Landforms and Coastal Erosion/Transportation

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What are large pebbles also called and how do they move?
TRACTION - roll along the seabed
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What are small pebbles also called and how do they move?
SALTATION - Hopping/boucing of particles that are too heavy to be suspended
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What are particles also called and how do they move?
SUSPENSION - Particles that are carried within the water
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What are chemicals also called and how do they move?
SOLUTION - Carried within water
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Explain the formation of a cave?
Weakened areas of a headland are attacked by waves to form a cave by HYDRAULIC ACTION
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Explain the formation of an arch?
Cave widened and deepened by erosion
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Explain the formation of a wave cut platform?
1) Waves attack the wave cut notch through erosion processes such as HYDRAULIC ACTION/ABRASION at HIGH TIDE, the notch recedes, the overhang is exposed and collapses
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How are spits formed?
LSD, a bend in the coastline and a huge quantity of sand, shallow water and low energy deportation environment
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What do concordant coastlines form in the long term?
Dalmation islands
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