Coastal Transportation and Deposition Flashcards

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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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Give three conditions that lead to coastal deposition happening.
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?
What is coastal deposition?
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Coastal transportation involves material being transported by the sea being deposited or dropped.

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What is coastal deposition?
What is longshore drift also known as?
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Littoral drift

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What is longshore drift also known as?
What is traction?
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Traction – large pebbles and boulders are rolled along the seafloor.

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