Coastal Landscapes in the UK Flashcards

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Beaches are made higher and wider by importing sand and shingle to an area affected by longshore drift.
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Beach nourishment

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Beaches are made higher and wider by importing sand and shingle to an area affected by longshore drift.
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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Give an outline of what corrasion involves.
This involves taking action to build up dunes and increase vegetation.
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Dune regeneration

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This involves taking action to build up dunes and increase vegetation.
Identify the type of waves shown below.

Destructive Waves

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Destructive waves

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Identify the type of waves shown below.
What is a concordant coastline?
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A concordant coastline is where the same rock runs along the length of the coast. Concordant coastlines tend to have fewer bays and headlands.

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