Coastal Landscapes in the UK Flashcards

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What is hard engineering?
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Hard engineering involves building artificial structures which try to control natural processes.

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What is hard engineering?
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 a bay?
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A bay is an inlet of the sea where the land curves inwards.

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What is a bay?
What are ridges and runnels?
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Ridges are areas of the beach that are raised. The dips are water-filled troughs called runnels.

Ridge and runnels on Harlech beach, North Wales.

Ridge and runnels on Harlech beach, North Wales.

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What are ridges and runnels?
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?




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