Coastal Transportation and Deposition Flashcards

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What is coastal transportation?
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The movement of sediment and beach material through wave action.

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What is coastal transportation?
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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Material is dissolved and carried by the water.

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Why does coastal deposition occur?
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Wave energy reduces leading to material being deposited.

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Why does coastal deposition occur?
Identify the 4 main processes of coastal transportation.
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Solution, suspension, saltation and traction.

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Identify the 4 main processes of coastal transportation.




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