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 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 is solution?
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Material is dissolved and carried by the water.

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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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What is a bar?
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A bar is a ridge of sand or single that joins two headlands either side of a bay.

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