Coastal Landscapes in the UK Flashcards

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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?
Describe the characteristics of rock that has recently gone through freeze-thaw.
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Recently weathered rock can be seen at the foot of chalk and limestone cliffs and is easily identified because it is angular.

Find out more about weathering.

Describe the characteristics of rock that has recently gone through freeze-thaw.
Which type of mass movement involves saturated soil and weak rock flows down a slope, typically where cliffs are made up of boulder clay?
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Mudslide / mudflow

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Which type of mass movement involves saturated soil and weak rock flows down a slope, typically where cliffs are made up of boulder clay?
What word describes the movement of a wave down a beach?
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Backwash

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What word describes the movement of a wave down a beach?
Produce an annotated diagram to show the formation of a stump.
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Erosion of a headland

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Produce an annotated diagram to show the formation of a stump.




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