Coastal Transportation and Deposition Flashcards

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What is longshore drift also known as?
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Littoral drift

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What is suspension?
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Beach material is suspended and carried by the waves.

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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?
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Material is dissolved and carried by the water.

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Give three conditions that lead to coastal deposition happening.
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Any three from:

  • Waves enter an area of shallow water/waves enter a sheltered area, eg a cove or bay
  • There is little wind
  • A river or estuary flows into the sea reducing wave energy
  • There is a good supply of material and the amount of material being transported is greater than the wave energy can transport.

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