Types of Costal Erosion and Weathering

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  • Created on: 04-01-14 11:46

1. What is solution/corrosion?

  • A chemical reaction between the rocks and the cliff
  • Acids contained within seawater react and dissolve the cliff face
  • Wearing away of the cliff as rocks are thrown at it
  • Sand picked up by the wind brushes against the cliffs eroding it
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2. Which Costal features does deposition cause?

  • Bars, lagoons and wave-cut notches
  • Spits, tombolos and beaches
  • Headlands, bays and bars
  • Beaches, stacks and stumps

3. What are the physical types of weathering?

  • Freeze-thaw and chemical weathering
  • Onion skin and freeze-thaw
  • Slumping and soil creep
  • Vegetation and animals

4. What is abrasion?

  • When softer rock gets worn away quicker than harder rock
  • When rocks break into each other on the sea floor and produce smaller bits
  • When waves bring dirt or sand with them, which rubs away the cliff like sandpaper
  • A chemical reaction between the rocks and the seawater

5. What is attrition?

  • Sand picked up by the wind brushes against the cliffs eroding it
  • When rocks break into each other on the sea floor and produce smaller bits
  • A chemical reaction between the rocks and the seawater
  • Larger rocks being deposited on the back shore

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