Coastal Landscapes in the UK Flashcards

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Describe the process of slumping
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The soft boulder clay holds rainwater and run-off. Waves erode the base of the cliff creating a wave-cut notch. The clay becomes saturated and forms a slip plane. The weight of the saturated cliff causes it to slump.

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Describe the process of slumping
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?
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.
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 is saltation?
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Beach material is bounced along the seafloor.

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