Coastal Landscapes in the UK Flashcards

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Identify the type of wave that builds beaches.
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Constructive wave

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Identify the type of wave that builds beaches.
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?
What is a spit?
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A spit is an extended stretch of beach material that sticks out to sea and is joined to the mainland at one end.

Aerial view of Spurn Point from the mouth of the Humber Estuary

Aerial view of Spurn Point from the mouth of the Humber Estuary

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What is a spit?
What word describes the movement of a wave up a beach?
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Swash

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What word describes the movement of a wave up a beach?
What causes waves?
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Waves are caused by the transfer of energy from the wind to the sea due to the friction of the wind on the water’s surface.

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What causes waves?




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