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.
What is traction?
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Traction – large pebbles and boulders are rolled along the seafloor.

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What is traction?
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.
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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