Coastal Erosion Flashcards

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What is coastal erosion?
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The wearing away of land by the sea.

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What is coastal erosion?
What is attrition?
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Attrition is when waves cause rocks and pebbles to bump into each other and break up.

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What is attrition?
Give an outline of what corrasion involves.
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Corrasion is when destructive waves pick up beach material (e.g. pebbles) and hurl them at the base of a cliff. Over time this can loosen cliff material forming a wave-cut notch.

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What is coastal erosion?
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Coastal erosion is the wearing away of the land by the sea.

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What is coastal erosion?
What is corrosion/solution?
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Corrosion/solution is when certain types of cliff erode as a result of weak acids in the sea.

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