Coastal Landscapes in the UK Flashcards

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What is the zig-zag movement of material along the shore by wave action called?
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Longshore drift

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What is the zig-zag movement of material along the shore by wave action called?
What is weathering?
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Weathering is the breakdown of rock in situ by the action of rainwater, extremes of temperature, and biological activity.

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What is weathering?
Identify 3 landforms of coastal deposition.
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Beaches, sand dunes, spits and bars.

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Identify 3 landforms of coastal deposition.
What is a sand dune?
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A sand dune is a small ridge or hill of sand found at the top of a beach, above the reach of the waves.

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What is a sand dune?
Identify 4 types of mass movement.
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Rock fall, landslide, mudslide and slumping.

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Identify 4 types of mass movement.




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